Restorative Justice at Van Nuys Senior High School
The following principles reflect the values and concepts for implementing Restorative Justice practices at Van Nuys Senior High School:
- Acknowledge that relationships are essential to building a successful school community.
- Ensure equity of voice amongst all members of the community. Everyone is valued, everyone is heard.
- Sets high expectations while offering supports, emphasizing doing things “with,” not “to” or “for”.
- Build systems that address student misconduct and harm in a way that strengthens relationships and focuses on the harm done rather than only rule-breaking.
Restorative Justice Practices help create and maintain a positive school culture and climate at Van Nuys Senior High School. Restorative Justice Practices promote values and principles that use inclusive, collaborative practices for being in a community; promote trust and respect in relationships, setting the foundation for teaching and learning. In addition, the practices provide meaningful opportunities for students to develop self-discipline and positive behavior in a caring and supportive environment.
Restorative Justice practices:
• Build community
• Celebrate accomplishments
• Intervene in offending behavior
• Transform conflict
• Rebuild damaged relationships
• Reintegrate students into the learning environment
For more information please visit the Discipline Foundation Policy Website dfp.lausd.net.