The Power of Mindset: Promoting Buy-In for Restorative Justice Implementation (PO406)

  • PMD: 6,8
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 1: Promoting Safe and Positive Schools
  • Live Chat:
    Tuesday, February 23, 2021
    11:30 AM–12:15 PM
    (Posters available on demand at any time during the convention week and for sixty days thereafter.)

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. learn about effective implementation of restorative justice practices in the school setting.
  2. describe equitable discipline practices for diverse student populations as they fit into a comprehensive role as outlined by the NASP Practice Model.
  3. learn about emotional components relating to the effectiveness of restorative justice practice implementation.


Current zero-tolerance discipline policies are ineffective and contribute to disproportionality in discipline in schools. Restorative justice practices (RJP) are an equitable alternative approach to exclusionary discipline practices. RJP have been implemented in schools prior to adequate research informing implementation. As such, school personnel have gained biases towards the effectiveness of RJP. This research provides a literature review of implementation strategies that include an emotional component to improve school personnel mindset towards RJP and increase buy-in.



Heather M. Thompson, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Samuel Y. Song, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Jacqueline M. Eddy, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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