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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:

  1. Acknowledge that relationships are essential to building a successful school community.
  2. Ensure equity of voice amongst all members of the community. Everyone is valued, everyone is heard.
  3. Sets high expectations while offering supports, emphasizing doing things “with,” not “to” or “for”.
  4. 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.