Restorative Practices

Restorative Practices are theories of reconciliation with an umbrella of strategies that DCPS is utilizing to build community, manage conflict, and resolve tensions by repairing the harm caused by individual(s) toward another and restoring the relationship(s). 

The DCPS approach to restorative practices involves proactively building relationships and positive school cultures. Proactive approaches include specific discussions that occur in students’ homeroom classes during weekly Community Circles. Topics discussed include making friends, self-regulation, problem-solving, mindfulness, community-building, and bullying prevention. In addition, Restorative Practices are used responsively to engage in conflict resolution.

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Missed the Janney Talks session on Restorative Practices? Click here to view the presentation.