Professional development, coaching and consultation in schools, criminal justice system, and other sectors; safe and supportive dialogue services to repair harm and make things right.
OUR RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PHILOSOPHY
Restorative Justice is about changing systems to address harm more meaningfully and undo systematic patterns of institutional racism and oppression. Restorative Practices are the ways in which individuals and communities can more meaningfully build relationships, address harm when it happens, and work towards restorative justice.
Restorative Justice is about building, maintaining, and repairing relationships to form healthy, supportive & inclusive communities. When we do things that impact others and create harm in the community, it is our individual and collective responsibility to make things right. Restorative practices help create spaces that hold us accountable in supportive and inclusive ways.
IN ORGANIZATIONS, COMMUNITIES, & SCHOOL DISTRICTS
Resolutions Northwest is committed to teach and implement restorative justice practices in the public school setting. In a school setting, the restorative justice philosophy seeks to reduce high suspension and expulsion rates that disproportionately affect students of color, and to improve, school climate. This is achieved by creating time and space to build community, teaching students and staff the importance of accountability, and empowering students and staff to repair harm when needed. Restorative justice is used to interrupt the school-to-prison pipeline, which begins when students are suspended and/or expelled, and as a result, fall behind academically. In addition to working in schools, Resolutions Northwest’s restorative justice team partners with the Portland Parent Union, and Dignity in Schools Campaign to further address systemic, and systematic push-out in schools. In a school district context, Restorative Justice is about:
Creating a culture of relationships and building safe school climates
Developing social and emotional skills
Creating time and space for people to building community and make things right
Unpacking our personal backpacks so we can be inclusive teachers and focused learners
Resolutions Northwest extends restorative services to service providers for homeless youth, as well as self-governed villages for formerly houseless people.
Our restorative justice team has provided training and coaching services to the following school districts:
Beaverton School District
Evergreen School District
Hillsboro School District
Parkrose School District
Reynolds School District
Tigard-Tualatin School District
Lincoln County School District
Vancouver School District
Ridgefield Washington School District
Susitna Valley Jr/Sr High School Alaska
The Indian Education Office at the Office on Public Instruction in Montana
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