The Story of Tommy and Restorative Justice

Check out Tommy’s story recently published on Restorative Justice for Oakland’s Youth’s (RJOY) work called “Discipline with Dignity: Oakland Classrooms Try Healing Instead of Punishment.”

“According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control, a student’s sense of belonging to a high school community is a top protective factor against violence and incarceration.”

The work of RJOY in schools has been so successful that Oakland School Board passed a resolution adopting Restorative Justice as a system-wide alternative to zero tolerance discipline.

 

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