Pursuing Equitable Restorative Communities: Preliminary Survey Findings from Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Implementation of Restorative Practices

This session will highlight early findings from Restorative Practices Interventions (RPI) in 22 Pittsburgh Public Schools implementing the IIRP Safer Saner Schools: Whole School Change two-year program. Research was conducted by RAND Corporation under a Department of Justice grant and is the largest randomized controlled trial (RCT) on RPI in the country. Presenters from the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP), Pittsburgh Public Schools and RAND will share the methods, practices and IIRP survey data findings to tell the story of how a large urban school district is using restorative practices in Pursuing Equitable Restorative Communities. The final research report is scheduled to be published in Spring 2018.