NCRC facilitates the application of Restorative Practices in schools as well as the juvenile justice system. Our programs are an effective alternative to traditional disciplinary action in both the academic and judicial settings, and we have achieved great results through our partnerships with the San Diego Unified School District and the San Diego District Attorney’s Office.
Restorative Justice Practices, deeply rooted in ancient traditions from around the world, support developing healthy communities by building, maintaining, and repairing relationships. These practices are based on the principle of holding all members of a community in a context of high accountability and high support. When harm occurs, people responsible for the harm, impacted parties, and community members can gather in a face-to-face dialogue to address the harm, provide a space to build trust, recognize our shared humanity, and start the healing process.