Welcome to the Restorative Practices Program

  • Restorative Practices are ways for a school community to build relationships, problem solve and learn. In this approach, relationships are the most important way we learn about the world and ourselves.

    A Restorative Practice school and community believe:

    • Everyone in the school community is good, wise and powerful.
    • We are all connected to one another.
    • All of us want to be in good, healthy relationships with others.
    • We all have talents and gifts we bring to school.
    • It takes time, habits and support to build and maintain positive relationships.

    In addition to the Restorative Practice sites, many schools are seeking to use restorative approaches to create a sense of community and repair harm.

  • Fall 2020: Back to School Support from the Legal Rights Center

    The Youth:Education Advocacy Restorative Services team (Y:EARS) at the Legal Rights Center is committed to supporting youth, families and school staff by offering restorative support services as youth prepare to transition back to school in the fall. Restorative supports focus on (1) building and repairing harm within relationships and between people and (2) making sure everybody is truly heard. Learn more here. 

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  • Circles of Support

    As our St. Paul and larger Minnesota community holds the ongoing harm and complexity of George Floyd's killing, amidst a deeply strained season of COVID-19, the Office of School Support and our Restorative Practices community wish to support in whatever spaces and ways in which we can.

    Circle Keepers from the SPPS Restorative Practices community are available to assist schools and district departments in holding Circles of Support for staff or students. If you would like to request the assistance of an experienced circle keeper to offer a Circle of Support for your work site, please complete this FORM. Our team will review and contact you to collaborate on next steps. 

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    Staff Resources

    View staff resources for Restorative Practices on Schoology.

  • Restorative Practices News and Updates


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    Restorative Practices Program
    Becky McCammon, Program Coordinator

    Kurt RuKim, Project Coordinator
    Office of School Support 
    1780 West 7th Street
    Saint Paul, MN, 55102
    Cell: 612-322-4386
    email: rebecca.mccammon@spps.org

    or kurt.rukim@spps.org

    Or contact the Office of School Support