Restorative Justice @ SGF CSD
Workshop Information and Resources
I am very excited to announce that, after a great deal of coordination, all has been finalized for our one-day introductory Restorative Justice training at OWWMS. Please continue reading this Smore for instructions on registering through BOCES, a snapshot of what the training will look like, and some resources to check out as a way to familiarize yourself with the structure and ideals of RJ.
- Registration is through the BOCES School Development website. Please follow this link to a PDF with complete workshop information and instructions on how to sign up at the bottom. Once on the website, you will see two sessions (Day One and Day Two). Only facilitators should be signing up for Day Two (Facilitator Training). If you have not heard from me about training to be an RJ facilitator in our building, you should only be registering for Day One (Restorative Justice). I am hopeful that in the future we will be able to offer another facilitator training if there is more interest, but right now I am limited to 16 spots.
January 13, 2016 - General Overview of Restorative Justice
Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (including a 1-hour lunch on your own)
Location: OWWMS LGI
Trainer: Duke Fisher, Learning Laboratories
Goal: To provide an introductory day training to those from the school community who wish to understand how restorative justice may be applied to educational settings and the South Glens Falls School District. The goals we discussed for this day long workshop include:
Introduction to the philosophy of Restorative Justice
Exploration of how Restorative Processes are used in a school setting
Review of the Restorative Conferencing Process
An understanding of why educators use Restorative Processes
Exploration of the kind of outcomes resulting from Restorative Processes
RJ Resources and Information Worth Exploring
- Skidmore College RJ for K-12 School- We are lucky to have a leader in the Restorative Justice field right here in our backyard, and their site has some great resources.
- Alternatives to Suspension: Inside a "Restorative Justice" High School- A WNYC radio story about how Restorative Justice works at a high school in Brooklyn
"At Dallas' Medrano Middle School, discipline driven by relationships, not punishment"- Newspaper article on how one middle school in Dallas, TX has embraced Restorative Justice to reduce discipline infractions and increase productive communication