Is Restorative Justice Effective?: A SSWN Research Brief
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Editor’s Note: Here at SSWN we post Research Briefs (RBs) regularly. These RBs were completed by school social workers like you, taking research they’ve found and applying it to their school contexts. These RBs will describe research articles and what the particular study could contribute to your school social work practice, starting as soon as tomorrow. They will cover the kinds of things you see every day in your practice and (hopefully) be written in a way that you can use the information immediately. Today, we’re excited to share an updated literature review on Restorative Justice (RJ) conducted by the education group WestEd (described on their site as “a nonpartisan, nonprofit research, development, and service agency — works with education and other communities throughout the United States and abroad to promote excellence, achieve equity, and improve learning for children, youth, and adults.” Here is a RB by yours truly, building on the important work being done by Loyola SMHAPP students like Kenya & Patrick who are seeking to implement RJ in their schools as part of their SMHAPP school-change projects.
This is the full RJ review by WestEd as well.resource-restorative-justice-in-u-s-schools-an-updated-research-review
EDITOR’S NOTE: Both Kenya and Patrick are in their first year of the LOYOLA SMHAPP CERTIFICATE, a 15-credit, 2-year, 99% online program offered at Loyola’s School of Social Work. We will be discussing this article and other RJ-related stuff this Saturday morning on our SSWNetwork LiveChat 9-10 a.m. Central. Not already part of our SSWNetwork? It’s 100% free to join, And there are over 2,100 school clinicians there already! Join us at this LINK today.