Restorative Practices in U.S. Schools
Restorative approaches are being used by public, private, and charter schools across the United States to improve their social and behavioral health and address disproportionality in punishment. See this literature review for the results.
New York City is exploring alternatives to overpolicing in schools, and schools districts from Oakland to West Philadelphia and from East Baltimore to Newark, NJ have restorative discipline systems. Watch the students and staff of West Philadelphia High School describe their experiences with restoration for themselves. Washington state recently passed legislation promoting restorative practices in schools.
Restorative practices are also beginning to be used on college campuses.