12:00am

Wed January 1, 2014
Education

Today on Your Call: How is restorative justice affecting troubled students?


  

On today's Your Call, we’ll rebroadcast a conversation about restorative justice programs in schools. Last year in Oakland , where the majority of suspensions were African American students, the school district turned to Restorative Justice as a way to resolve conflict and decrease suspensions. How are these programs being used to teach kids alternatives to conflict and help keep them out of the prison and in school? That’s on the next Your Call with Hana Baba, and you.

Guests:

David Yusem, program manager for the Restorative Justice Program with the Oakland Unified School District

Eric Butler, restorative justice school coordinator at Bunche HS in West Oakland

Damon Smith, graduated last year from Bunche High School in Oakland and went through the Restorative Justice program there

Resources:

Oakland Local: OUSD puts some money behind ending discrimination in schools

NY Times: Opening Up, Students Transform a Vicious Circle

YouTube: Restorative Welcome and Re-entry Circle

SF Gate: Oakland schools' black male students at risk

KQED: Oakland School District and Feds Agree on Changes to School Discipline

Oakland Local: Beating the school-to-prison pipeline

OUSD: Restorative Justice Program

Urban Strategies Council

Urban Strategies: African American Male Achievement Initiative (AAMAI)

Urban Strategies: AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE ACHIEVEMENT INITIATIVE: A CLOSER LOOK AT SUSPENSIONS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN MALES IN OUSD 2010-2011

Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY)

OUSD: Thriving Students 

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