Violence in Schools: RJOY helps answer in Christian Science Monitor and NY Times articles

Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY) has been getting great press attention lately.

The New York Times published an article on Restorative Justice programs taking root in schools, citing the Urban Strategies Council report on school suspensions and expulsions, and highlights the exceptional work RJOY has been doing here in Oakland.

A recent article in Christian Science Monitor focused on the profound success that Restorative Justice practices have had in transforming student lives at Ralph J. Bunche Academy. An associated article asks, “Does racial bias feed the school-to-prison pipeline?” as suspension rates for African American, Hispanic and differently-abled students are higher than other groups. Take a look:

Restorative Justice in Schools — New York

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School Suspensions, Racial Bias? —

Fania Davis, Executive Director of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth, is shown above presenting “Restorative Justice 101: Principles, Practices, Effectiveness”  to Oakland Unite grantee representatives at a recent all-grantee meeting in December, 2012.

No time to read? NBC local news coverage on February 28, 2013 preceded the article:


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