Recent Projects

NYC Department of Education School Climate Reform Initiatives:

  • Warning Cards Project, replacing certain summonses with warnings: The NYPD will work with the DOE and the Leadership Team to establish a pilot program in five schools in the Bronx – and later increase to 25 schools citywide – that will replace summonses for student misconduct with warning cards
  • Restorative Justice Pilot Initiative: Restorative practices in schools ($1.2 million): Since this past July, the DOE has trained staff from 64 schools new to Restorative Approaches. City Council funding is supporting current work to continue this training, with a total of 100 schools new to Restorative Approaches receiving it by September.

http://schools.nyc.gov/Offices/mediarelations/NewsandSpeeches/2014-2015/City+Announces+School+Climate+Reforms.htm

 

Madison Metropolitan School District Restorative Practices Initiative:

https://studentservices.madison.k12.wi.us/RestorativePractices

 

Milwaukee Public Schools Project AWARE:

Seven high schools of Milwaukee Public Schools are involved in the Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience Education) grant funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The Project AWARE grants are aimed to improve behavioral health awareness among school-age youth and their communities.

http://mps.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/en/Families/Family-Services/Intervention---PBIS/Project-Aware.htm

 

Minnesota Department of Education (MDE): Restorative Practices in Schools Summer Series (2016-2017)

http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/dse/safe/clim/prac/

 

New York University Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools: Summer Sessions; Restorative Justice as Racial Justice

http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/metrocenter