Restorative justice programs growing in King County schools and juvenile court

You’ll want to check out this recent IN Close report on Seattle’s Garfield High School, where Principal Ted Howard is fostering the use and instruction of restorative justice. Restorative justice sessions are led by mediators who help offenders understand the full impacts of their actions directly from victims and find the community-based support they need to stay out of trouble in the future. Continue reading Restorative justice programs growing in King County schools and juvenile court

Q & A with Restorative Justice Leader Polly Davis

The County’s Restorative Mediation pilot, which Polly Davis closely coordinated with the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and King County Superior Court to develop, includes youth co-mediators from another restorative justice program Davis has helped develop at Garfield High School in Seattle’s Central District. We asked her about the Restorative Mediation pilot and where she thinks the program is headed.Continue reading Q & A with Restorative Justice Leader Polly Davis