This week, Karen Webber, director of OSI’s Education and Youth Development program published an article in the Unified Family Court Connection Fall newsletter on the implementation of restorative practices in Baltimore City Public Schools.
The newsletter also features “Restorative Justice: Transforming Escalating Conflict into a Positive Outcome,” written by Maryland Representative John Sarbanes. Both Webber and Sarbanes were part of the 10th Annual Urban Child Symposium on Restorative Practices and the Urban Child: Rethinking School Discipline in April. It was there that OSI and Baltimore City Schools officially released the Restorative Practices Report, which outlines the necessary steps to implement restorative practices in all city schools and make Baltimore City Public Schools a Restorative District over the next five years.
Webber has contributed to the Unified Family Court Connection newsletter in the past. In 2016, she made the case for progressive discipline practices in Baltimore City Schools.
Next week, Webber and Emily Faxon, the program specialist is OSI’s Education and Youth Development program, will present on the progress of implementing restorative practices in Baltimore City schools at the International Institute of Restorative Practices world conference in Detroit.