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What we know about restorative justice practices in schools

Updated: Sep 16, 2022

Release date: September 12, 2022


Over the years, many teachers, administrators, and parents have asked me about restorative justice in schools. It is an important topic, but one that I am a little confused about myself, which is why I am so glad to be joined by Akiva Liberman. Akiva is a friend and colleague with whom I have discussed restorative justice many times. More importantly, Akiva has studied responses to youth misbehaviors for over two decades – much of it as a Senior Research Fellow at the Urban Institute – and he has published evaluations of restorative justice programs in schools. More information about Akiva and links to some of the research we cite can be found below.


Biography of Akiva Liberman


Akiva Liberman has conducted research focused on responses to youth misbehavior in the juvenile justice system and in the school context for over two decades, much of it as a Senior Research Fellow at the Urban Institute. He has also managed juvenile justice research at the National Institute of Justice. He evaluated a restorative justice program in Rhode Island schools, which is described in Restorative Justice Conferencing In Rhode Island Summary Report | Office of Justice Programs (ojp.gov) and Fidelity in Implementing School-Based Restorative Justice Conferences: Justice Evaluation Journal: Vol 4, No 2 (tandfonline.com).


Links

Akiva Liberman


Effects of School Resource Officers on School Crime and Responses to School Crime


Seven Reasons Not to Mandate Armed Officers in Schools


Restorative Justice Conferencing In Rhode Island Summary Report


Fidelity in Implementing School-Based Restorative Justice Conferences


Restorative Justice in U.S. Schools

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