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Restorative Justice

Wellness Center student talking with counselor

Restorative Justice in Action: Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline 


Student in Wellness Center

Our restorative practices focus on creating a positive school climate by addressing conflicts and behavioral issues through dialogue and mutual understanding. This approach has led to a significant decrease in disciplinary incidents and a more inclusive atmosphere across our campuses.



The success of these initiatives are evident in the latest California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) results, which highlight that a majority of our students feel safe at school and report less bullying. For instance, the survey showed a remarkable increase in students feeling connected to their school community, with 70% of middle school students expressing that they feel close to people at their school, up from 53% in previous years.

Data on Students feeling connected from CHKS


What is Restorative Justice?

Restorative practices is a paradigm shift from traditional rule-based, punitive discipline
systems. It focuses on building, maintaining, and when necessary, repairing relationships among all members of the school community. It is based on growth and deep learning.