Relationships First: Implementing Restorative Justice from the Ground Up

Lay Summary 

Relationships First: Implementing Restorative Justice from the Ground Up is a professional development institute that implements research findings that indicate effective restorative justice instruction for educators is best carried out in the relational manner it espouses in its philosophy. To do so a co-mentorship, dialogic approach will be employed. Each participant is being invited into learning how to embody the restorative justice principles and practices in their own context to create relational safe and caring school cultures. The project director is interested in establishing a well-informed core group who will embrace and embody restorative justice in NL schools. As a pilot project the experience will further inform the field in terms of what constitutes effective professional development practices for establishing sustainable relational school cultures.

Departments 
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Student Affairs and Services
Human Resources
Funding 
SSHRC-Public Outreach Grant
Communities 
St. John's
Locations 
Newfoundland and Labrador
Canada
Themes 
Aboriginal Peoples
Child, Youth and Family Services
Education
Youth Programs
Social Justice
Social Science Research
Social Work
Industry Sectors 
Elementary and Secondary Schools
Scientific Research and Development Services
Start date 
1 Jan 2012
End date 
31 Dec 2013