This publication provides readers with an orientation to a whole-school restorative approach and points readers toward more in-depth resources and current research. This guide does not replace comprehensive training. Readers are encouraged to use this document to locate relevant resources and to seek out training that provides opportunities for practical application.
Restorative Justice: A Working Guide for Our Schools (2011). Oakland, CA: Alameda County Heath Care Services Agency. To download click here: rj-a-working-guide-for-our-schools
The publication, written collaboratively with Rita Alfred is a resource for anyone who seeks to implement restorative justice in the school setting. The 43 page PDF covers the following:
- Introduction to restorative justice and its application to schools
- Use of the approach on three levels (1) as a school-wide prevention practice, (2) to manage difficulties, and (3) for intense intervention
- Benefits, outcomes and impacts from current evaluative reports
- Guidance on initiating restorative justice at the school or district level
- Abstracts of publications and websites for additional information and support.
Founder’s Syndrome. In M. Austin, R. Brody, and T. Packard, Managing the Challenges in Human Service Organizations (pp.79-87). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.
“This book offers current and aspiring human service managers a view into the kinds of experiences they will likely encounter to better prepare them for the world they are about to enter.” Founder’s Syndrome is a chapter written that was inspired by an actual experience. It presents both unique and common challenges one might face in an organization shortly after the founder has moved on.
Juvenile Delinquency Court Assessment: Court Users and Community Members Report (Vol. 2, Chap. 5) (2008). San Francisco: Judicial Council of California/Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC).
The 2008 Juvenile Delinquency Court Assessment (JDCA) is a comprehensive research study of the California delinquency court system based on surveys and focus groups conducted with delinquency court professionals and court users. LaRon Hogg and I completed the component focused on delinquency court users—probation youth, parents of youth on probation, victims, and community members. It was the most comprehensive research done to date on the juvenile delinquency court in California for the Judicial Council of California—the policymaking body of the California courts.
Balanced and Restorative Justice: An Informational Manual for California (2006). San Francisco: Judicial Council of California/AOC.
This manual catalogs balanced and restorative justice practices and model programs being used in California and around the country. It provides contact information for practitioners and descriptions of practices being followed in local communities. The manual is a resource for the courts, and it encourages judges and community stakeholders to develop collaborative partnerships that can improve outcomes for youth, victims, and communities affected by crime. This manual was a collaborative effort completed with staff from the Center for Families, Children & the Courts, Administrative Office of the Courts, Judicial Council of California to complete the brochure.
Your Rights and Role in the Juvenile Court Process: Information for Victims. (2006) San Francisco: Judicial Council of California/AOC.
This brochure provides basic information to help victims understand the juvenile court process and exercise their rights to information and assistance. This piece was a collaborative one completed with staff from the Center for Families, Children & the Courts, Administrative Office of the Courts, Judicial Council of California to complete the brochure.
The Price of Disempowering Ourselves. (2005, November 23 ) Oakland Tribune, pp. 11.