SED Team Leadership Training in Restorative Justice

NYSED is offering free restorative leadership trainings designed for school building leadership teams committed
to implementing a restorative framework in their schools. The highly interactive training sessions will focus on:

  • Overview of Restorative Justice: history, principles, and research
  • Restorative Justice and its connection to NYSED Social Emotional Learning Benchmarks, Mental Health
    Education Standards and Culturally Responsive Education Framework
  • The stages of systemic implementation including embedding into policy and Codes of Conduct
  • Establishing accountability systems including Monthly Discipline Data Reporting and Monitoring
  • Methods for holding school leaders accountable for implementation through hiring and evaluation protocols
  • Ongoing funding and supports needed to ensure sustainability
  • Action planning to support a mindful implementation process that includes key stakeholders

    Conducted by Lori DeCarlo, former Superintendent at Randolph Academy UFSD in Cattaraugus
    County, where she implemented a multi-tiered system of restorative practices. She is now a member of the National Training Team for the University of San Diego, Center for Restorative Justice. Three trainings have been scheduled for this summer and fall and include in-person and online trainings. These highly interactive training sessions require meaningful participation for the full training sessions without interruption.

    Participants must attend all sessions in one of the following cohorts:
    White Plains, NY: July 16, 17, and 18. 9:00am – 4:00pm.
    Albany, NY: July 30, 31, and August 1 9:00am – 4:00pm.
    Online (via Zoom): October 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31. 8:30 – 10:30am.

    TO APPLY: Apply by emailing with the subject line: “Leadership Training Application” and
    include the following information in the email body, along with a letter or email of support signed by the School District

    (1) School Name and grade levels
    (2) Name of School District.
    (3) A brief narrative (under 500 words) explaining the proposed school building’s and school district’s efforts in implementing restorative practices in the past.
    (4) Identify your first and second choice cohort dates for the training.
    (5) The names, titles, and email contact information for you school building team (maximum of 8 participants).

    Teams must include the School Principal and should include: (a) Assistant Principal or Dean (if applicable); (b)
    Restorative Justice Coordinator (if applicable); (d) School Social Worker, Counselor, and/or Psychologist; (e)
    Teachers (one or two); (f) Other interested school or district staff who will be important to your implementation

    Applications are due by April 15, 2024.
    CTLE will be available to participants who complete the training.