We consistently and inclusively invest in making relationships matter most in successful learning communities where the dignity, rights, and needs of all members are valued and respected. We are building a restorative community that is safe, supportive and conscious of injustice. When community is harmed, accountability involves collaborative communication, skills-building, and harm-healing to build trust and strengthen relationships.
For Restorative Justice Services and Training for Special Education Circles, contact Dispute Resolution Education Resources at (833) 543-7178.
Restorative Justice Tools from Trainings:
Circle Checklist (pdf)
Outcome Plan Agreement (pdf)
Hosting peer-mediation teams/councils that help address conflict and identify situations of harm that need to be addressed.
Student Peer Mediation Participating Schools as of February 2020:
ACCE High School—Advisor, Lauren Fardig-Diop
A2STEAM—Advisor, Stuart Parness
Community High School—Advisor, Amy McLoughlin
Lincoln High School—Advisor, Luke Moore
Pathways to Success Academy—Advisor, CJ Ford
Pioneer High School—Advisor, Allen Porter
Scarlett Middle School—Advisor, Robyn Watson
Skyline High School—Advisors, Heather Schimmel, Charissa Bass, Brandon Bedinger
Ypsilanti Community High School—Advisors, Valencia Brooks, Cherisa Allen, Steven Hall
WISD Hosts a Collaboration Session for Advisors the second Thursday of each month from 8:30am to 9:30am on ZOOM. Contact Jessica Carruba at (734) 994-8100 x1273 for more details. Minutes from those sessions are available upon request.
Resources to Support & Manage P-M-P Operations in Schools:
Considerations and Commitments for Hosting a Peers-Making-Peace Team (pdf) developed by P-M-P Trainers and advisors, Belinda Dulin and Amy McLoughlin.
Restorative Intervention Sample Log (pdf) developed by Lauren Fardig-Diop of ACCE HS.
Sample Behavior Response Chart Used at ACCE HS (pdf) shared by Lauren Fardig-Diop.
Circle Planning Template (pdf) developed by Lauren Fardig-Diop of ACCE HS.
Sample Circle Centerpiece (pdf) developed by Valencia Brooks and Lauren Fardig-Diop.
Peers-Making-Peace Web page (link coming soon) developed by Luke Moore and students at Lincoln High School.
Video Example of Student Peer Mediators in Action (link) MetWest High School students and advisor show us how they do circle in the Oakland (CA) Unified School District.
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