“Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done.”
What is Restorative Practices?
Restorative Practices is a process guided by principles that build and sustain a culture of respect, responsibility and accountability which nurture trusting relationships within a safe, positive community.
Restorative Justice Principles:
The following principles reflect the values and concepts for implementing restorative practices in the school setting:
- Relationships are central to building community
- All members’ voices of the community are valued and everyone is heard
- High expectations with high support, emphasizing doing things “WITH” not “TO” or “FOR”
- Address misbehavior and harm in a way that strengthens relationships and focuses on the harm rather than the rule-breaking
- Collaborative problem solving
- Enhances accountability, responsibility and empowers change and growth for all members of the community
At the core, restorative practices is about building and sustaining relationships
What we do?
Restorative practices include interventions when harm has happened, as well as practices that help prevent harm and conflict by helping to build a sense of belonging, safety, and social responsibility in the school community. Restorative interventions:
Proactive: Tier 1
- Classroom Community Circles: Culturally responsive structured circles to build connectedness and value/respect of differences.
- Open Space for Dialogue: relationship building, Thursday’s during lunch time.
- Restorative Dialogue: Intentional conversation to address and understand repetitive minor behavior before it reaches Tier 2
Requested by teacher/staff
Responsive: Tier 2
- Official Referrals: for conflict resolution and suspension diversion
- Suspension Reentries: for students that have served a suspension and are being integrated back into the school community
- Circles of support: Afterschool, once a week for students who are referred for ongoing support as part of their action plan
Referred per Administrators
We look forward to working with you all! If you are ever unsure about our practices, have questions, or need our support, please reach out to us. You can email us, and/or we could set up an in-person meeting. Good luck for the 2019-20 school year!
I am Jessica Lueza, your full-time Restorative Specialist and Alumni of SRHS! I am passionate about working with youth, and as my second year as a Restorative Specialist, it is a great pleasure to have come full circle and now be a resource for the SRHS community.
I graduated from Chico State with a B.A. in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology. As an undergrad, I had the opportunity to do an internship focusing on restorative practices. During that time I saw the impact it had on the youth, and that’s when I knew I wanted to pursue a career in this work.
Fun facts: I have two pet goats and three dogs, all of whom roam around together. I also love to do boxing fitness and have been successful in going to the gym at least six days a week.
*Wednesdays: Offsite 8:00-12:00PM
Hello Panther Community!
My name is Yadira Quezada, and I am looking forward to working with you all to support the growth and success of our students at SRHS. I have four years’ experience as a Restorative Specialist in SRCS District. Prior to that, I dedicated seven years of work in public and alternative schools supporting youth who are considered “at-risk” and “emotionally disturbed”. Additionally, I have a BA in Chicano Latino Studies with an emphasis in Education. Fun facts: I love Yorkies, I enjoy the outdoors (mainly hiking), and I can’t get enough of ice cream (my guilty pleasure). I look forward to meeting you and building a relationship.