Restorative Justice Practices

In SDUSD, the purpose of restorative justice practices (RJP) is to cultivate relationships that help build and sustain a school culture that is positive and welcoming for students, staff, and families. We envision equitable and just schools where students, educators, and the community that surrounds them experience connection and belonging and are able to thrive academically and personally.

The RJP Department supports the development of skills and systems to create restorative school communities that are grounded in the values of respect, relationships, and responsibility.

This team provides the following supports:

  • Implementation preparation
  • Tiered Professional Development for multiple stakeholders that fit school-identified priorities and needs
  • Ongoing implementation support & sustainability
  • Capacity building through the participation in professional learning communities
  • Provide strategies to meaningfully engage students and families at your school

Mission Statement

To empower students, staff, and families by giving them the skills to use proactive and responsive communication tools that nurture a positive school climate and address conflict by honoring the voice of all stakeholders in a way that is safe, respectful, equitable, and ensures accountability.


Contact Us

Restorative Justice Practices Department
4100 Normal Street, Room 2101
San Diego, CA 92103
619-725-7394  ::

Michelle Ferrer, Ed.D.
Program Manager
4100 Normal Street, Room 2113
San Diego, CA. 92103
(619) 725-7364