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Why Restorative Justice Practices Matter?


Restorative Justice Practices and Trauma-Informed Classrooms are two strategies that can ensure that our most vulnerable children are supported while in school. Research shows that Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs) resulting in childhood trauma can deeply affect childhood development and can impact outcomes across the lifecourse. Caring relationships can help to mediate the impact of ACEs on child development. Restorative Justice Practices provides schools with a tool to create positive, caring relationships among students and school staff. To learn more about implementing Restorative Justice Practices at your school site check out our new resource. Implementing Restorative Justice Practices: Multi-tiered System of Support to Improve School Climate and Health in San Mateo County