M-04: Restorative Justice Practice in Schools from the Students’ Perspective
10:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

Zero tolerance policies of the 1990s and early 2000s, led to deleterious effects on Black and Latino youth as documented in data sets across the state and country in high suspension and expulsion rates, dropout rates, and the school-to-prison pipeline. The presenters will discuss a program that has made efforts for over two decades to have an impact on these issues that particularly impact Black and Latino youth via RJ. Also discussed will be the role of educators, particularly school psychologists in supporting youth based on survey data.

Elsie Ramirez, graduate student, California State University, Long Beach and Dr. Brandon Gamble, associate professor, California State University, Long Beach.


Strand: B, Topic: 4, Skill Level: I