Introduction to Restorative Justice in Schools

Starts: January 17, 2018 9:00 am | Ends: January 18, 2018 4:00 pm

New Location: NORTHWEST HEALTH FOUNDATION, 221 NW Second Ave, Suite 300, Portland, OR 97209

Explore why and how Restorative Justice can be a promising alternative to exclusionary practices. “It was a great balance of circle, lecture, group work and movement. The topic had me 100% engaged.” Restorative Justice is a valuable alternative to exclusionary practices. It seeks to restore community and repair harm while holding all involved accountable. Unacceptably high school push-out rates disproportionately affect students of color, students with disabilities and youth who identify as LGBT. Restorative Justice is not a prescribed program but a philosophy based on community building and repairing harm. We will discuss the components that can make the approach successful such as circles, restorative inquiries and dialogues, community service and mediation. We look at possibilities for implementation that are open to classroom teachers and other school personnel. While doing so we will keep a keen eye on equity issues. The workshop will be a combination of lecture, discussions, videos and hands-on practice activities.

This training focuses on Restorative Justice in schools. We particularly invite and encourage school counselors, behavior specialists, administrators, teachers, security personnel, and those studying to work in schools.


By the end of this training we hope you will:

  • Examine school push-out and the school to prison pipeline through an educational equity lens
  • Have a deeper understanding of restorative practices such as circles, restorative inquiries and dialogues, community service and mediation
  • Learn and practice restorative communication skills
  • Work on implementation plans in teams

Registration Details:

The fee for this workshop is $490. We ask each person to pay what you are able. Space is limited.

  • Date and time: Wednesday and Thursday, Jan 17 from 9:00am – 4:00pm & Jan 18 @ 9:00am – 4:00pm (lunch on your own)
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Audience: School counselors, behavior specialists, administrators, teachers and security personnel and those studying to work in schools
  • Location: NORTHWEST HEALTH FOUNDATION, 221 NW Second Ave, Suite 300, Portland, OR 97209
  • Trainer: Gabriele Ross

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Event Organizers

Gabriele RossGabriele Ross brings with her two decades of working as counselor and advocate with marginalized populations such as youth struggling with substance abuse and mental illness, students who return from being incarcerated, students who are homeless, sexual minority youth and undocumented students in public schools in Seattle and in Vancouver, WA. Gabriele has a Masters Degree in Conflict Resolution from Portland State University. She is active in social justice organizations and worked as an advocate with victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, and as a community organizer. She came to the US initially as a volunteer for Action Reconciliation/Services for Peace, a German organization founded by survivors of the Nazi regime. She likes to be in her garden or on a dragon boat, or out running and biking. She is an avid soccer fan and volunteered for the Women’s World Cup twice as a translator.

Details


January 17, 2018 9:00 am


January 18, 2018 4:00 pm


$490 (pay as you're able)

Lead Organizer

Gabriele Ross

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Introduction to Restorative Justice in Schools
Northwest Health Foundation, Northwest 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR, United States

Gabriele Ross

January 17, 2018 9:00 am

January 18, 2018 4:00 pm