Kansas Restorative Schools Network

In conjunction with the Restorative Schools Initiative, the KSRN supports collaboration, mutual learning communities, and resourcing for continued education and training for educational personnel implementing restorative approaches in their schools in Kansas.

This page contains selected resources and the 2023-24 Educator Contact List. For additional resources on theory, implementation, books for students on RP themes, or to explore training opportunities for yourself and/or school, contact Laurel Woodward-Breckbill, RSI Training Coordinator at laurelwb@bethelks.edu.

If you would like to be included on the Educator Contact List, sign up anytime using the link at the bottom of this page.

Restorative Resources for Educators

Selected Bibliography 

Amstutz, L.S., & Mullet, J.H. (2005). The little book of restorative discipline for schools. Good Books.

Boyes-Watson, C., & Pranis, K. (rev.2020). Circle forward: building a restorative school community. Institute for Restorative Initiatives/Living Justice Press.

Bradford, N., & LeSal, D. (2021). A real-world guide to restorative justice in schools: practical philosophy, useful tool, and true stories. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Brown, M. (2018). Creating restorative schools: setting schools up to succeed. Living Justice Press.

Brummer, J. (2020). Building a trauma-informed restorative school. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Burnett, N., & Thorsborne, M. (2015). Restorative practice and special needs: a practical guide to working restoratively with young people. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Claassen, R. & Claassen, R. (2008). Discipline that restores: strategies to create respect, cooperation, and responsibility in the classroom. BookSurge Publishing.

Costello, B., Wachtel, J., & Wachtel, T. (2019). The restorative practices handbook: for teachers, disciplinarians and administrators (2nd ed.). International Institute for Restorative Practices. 

Evans, K., & Vaandering, D. (2016). The little book of restorative justice in education. Good Books/Skyhorse Pub.

Fronius, T., Sutherland, H., Guckenburg, S., Hurley, N., & Petrosino, A. (2016). Restorative justice in U.S. schools: a research review. WestEd Research. https://www.wested.org/resources/restorative-justice-research-review/

Lewis, T., & Stauffer, C. (2021). Listening to the movement: essays on new growth and new challenges in restorative justice. Cascade Books. 

Morrison, B. (2007). Restoring Safe School Communities: A whole school response to bullying, violence and alienation. The Federation Press.

Pranis, K. (2005). The little book of circle processes. Good Books.

Riestenberg, N. (2012). Circle in the square: building community and repairing harm in schools. Living Justice Press.

Schott Foundation for Public Education. (2014, March). Restorative practices: fostering healthy relationships and promoting positive discipline in schools: a guide for educators. National Education Association. www.otlcampaign.org/restorative-practices 

Valandra, E., & Waŋbli Wapȟáha Hokšíla (Ed.). (2020). Colorizing Restorative Justice: Voicing Our Realities. Living Justice Press.

Winn, M. (2018). Justice on both sides: transforming education through restorative justice. Harvard Education Press.

Zehr, H. (rev. 2015). The little book of restorative justice. Good Books/Skyhorse Publishing.

Whole-School Implementation Models

Denver School-Based Restorative Practices Partnership. (2017). School-wide restorative practices: step by step. https://rjpartnership.org/wp-content/uploads/Implementation-Guide-FINAL.pdf 

OUSD Restorative Justice Team (Yusem, D., Curtis, D., Johnson, K., McClung, B.), Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (Davis, F.), Be the Change Consulting (Kumar, S., Mayo, T., Hysten, F.). (n.d.). Implementation guide: a whole school approach. Oakland Unified School District. https://www.ousd.org/cms/lib/CA01001176/Centricity/Domain/134/BTC-OUSD1-IG-08b-web.pdf

Minnesota Department of Education. (2019). Restorative practices school implementation guide. https://education.mn.gov/MDE/dse/safe/prac/ [find link under “Implementing Restorative Practices in Schools” section]

Online Resources & Institutions

Eastern Mennonite University. Restorative justice in education. https://emu.edu/maed/restorative-justice/ 

International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP). https://iirp.edu 

*Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR). Restorative Schools Initiative. https://kipcor.org/rsi

*Minnesota Department of Education: Restorative practices. https://education.mn.gov/MDE/dse/safe/prac/

National Association for Community and Restorative Justice (NACRJ). https://www.nacrj.org/ 

*Oakland (CA) Unified School District. Restorative Justice. https://www.ousd.org/restorativejustice

Restorative Justice For All (RJ4All). https://www.rj4all.info/ 

Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY). http://rjoyoakland.org 

University of Minnesota Duluth. Center for restorative justice & peacemaking. https://rjp.d.umn.edu/

2023-24 Educator Contact List

The Kansas Restorative Schools Network (KRSN) Educator Contact List is one way for you to connect restorative school practitioners around the state, including those within your own school district and those working in similar educational contexts. Click the button below to be included on the 2023-24 Educator Contact List. We will be reaching out to those who have signed up with more details soon!