Restorative Justice in MMSD


Books (all available for loan through the RJ Lending Library)

  • Building a Home for the Heart, Patricia Thalhuber
  • Changing Lenses, Howard Zehr
  • Circle Forward, Carolyn Boyes-Watson & Kay Pranis (also available for purchase, $46)
  • Circle in the Square, Nancy Riestenberg
  • Creating Restorative Schools, Martha Brown
  • Heart of Hope, Carolyn Boyes-Watson & Kay Pranis
  • Justice on Both Sides: Transforming Education Through Restorative Justice, Maisha T. Winn
  • LIttle Book of Circle Processes, Kay Pranis
  • Little Book of Restorative Discipline for Schools, Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz & Judy Mullet
  • Little Book of Restorative Justice in Education, Kathy Evans & Dorothy Vaandering
  • Little Book of Race and Restorative Justice, Fania Davis (expected date of publication: 4/2/2019)



Web Resources

Training Opportunities

  • Restorative Justice/Circle Training (some work on RJ beliefs, values and framework; attention to practices of Circle and restorative conversation)
    December 4-5, 8:30-4 each day
    Register through MMSD Talent Portal
  • Restorative Practices in Schools Trainings, annually in June, offered through MN Dept of Ed
  • Summer Peacebuilding Institute, annually May - June, Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, EMU


  • Data Snapshot: OUSD and Rutgers Study
  • The Promise of Restorative Practices to Transform Teacher - Student Relationships and Achieve Equity in School Discipline, Anne Gregory, Rutgers
  • Restorative Justice in Oakland Schools: Implementation and Impact