Restorative Justice Program

Everyone in the school community is responsible for responding to 

student behavior AND creating a culture of care.  

Restorative Justice (RJ) is a philosophy and practice based on a set of principles for responding to peer conflict and wrongdoing; emphasizing communication without blame or shame, strengthening relationships, and social-emotional growth to build healthy learning communities. 

By implementing RJ in our schools we are expecting to:

  • Build healthier student-to-student and student-to-adult relationships based on personal responsibility, respect, and meaningful communication

  • Create a safe environment with a focus on social-emotional well-being and academics rather than misbehavior 

  • Build on school-wide strengths and competencies with a focus on developing assets in students, school staff and families

  • Respond to student and staff needs and support educational and personal development

  • Encourage students and families to consider themselves as part of a larger community   

This will then lead to:

  • Decreases in the number of disciplinary actions that rise to an administrative level  

  • Decreases in exclusionary discipline related to peer conflict and student misbehavior

  • Increases in students reporting that they think their teachers and other adults at school believe they will be a success

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Restorative Justice Coordinators at SFPS:

Mary Louise Romero
Secondary Restorative Justice Coordinator

Andrea Romero
Elementary Restorative Justice Coordinator