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Restorative Justice in Education (RJE) Conference

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Recordings Available On Demand

Recordings for the 2021 RJE Conference sessions can be accessed through completing the following "registration" link: 2021 RJE Conference.   Patty Eckard will then email you an individualized link where you can watch the videos and find additional session materials.  Please email Patty ( if you have any questions about the process. Note that recordings are intended for individual use by those who have registered.


Opening Keynote: Slowly Turning the Ship. Restorative Justice in Oakland Schools

David YusomDavid will talk about the nationally recognized RJ movement in Oakland Unified School District. He will provide lessons learned over the last 14 years of RJ implementation and offer tips for those bringing RJ to their schools and districts.

David Yusem has over 20 years of experience as a leader and practitioner in the field of conflict resolution and restorative justice. For the last 10 years he has coordinated the Restorative Justice movement at Oakland Unified School District where it is considered a national model for the implementation of restorative practices in schools.

Additional Conference Information

The 2021 conference plenary sessions will address the following Restorative Justice in Education topics:

  • Foundations of RJE
  • RJE Practices for Addressing Challenging Behaviors 
  • Massive Resilience
  • Self-Care for RJE Practitioners
  • Introduction to Circle Processes
  • Restorative Justice Meets Queer Justice
  • Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline
  • Interrogating Whiteness in RJE
  • School and District Leaders Reflect on Lessons Learned

The June 22 and June 23 daily schedule will be 9:45 am to 5:15 p.m EST to maximize availability to participants and presenters from across the continental United States.

Conference Schedule

Conference Sessions and Speakers 

**These are important sessions for people new to RJE. If this is your first conference, please consider attending.

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Looking for more? Consider an online Graduate Certificate or MA in Education with a concentration in Restorative Justice.

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