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).
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