Credit: Oakland Unified School District, Restorative Justice and photographer Josh Egel
Book Martha's new book, Creating Restorative Schools: Setting Schools Up to Succeed, is now available! To purchase your copy, please order directly from Living Justice Press. If you reside outside the United States, you may can purchase the eBook at Living Justice Pressor the Kindle version on Amazon. If you live outside the US and would like the hardcopy, please call Living Justice Press at 651-695-1008 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out these reviews! In VOYA Magazine: “Restorative school refers to a ‘whole-school approach that prioritizes relationships, builds community, creates just and equitable learning environments’ and strives to ‘support struggling students, teach peaceful conflict resolution, and repair relationships after a harm has occurred.’ . . . Brown provides an in-depth study of two schools going through restorative implementation. . . . This text is an interesting and important take on how to invest in relationships with students, boldly claiming that punishment is not an option in a restorative school, and then demonstrating the deeply interpersonal successes of two example schools.” In "The Community Psychologist"Journal: Creating Restorative Schools would be useful for community psychologists working in school settings, those who conduct research or evaluation in education, or those interested in justice, equity, systems, policy change, and issues related to youth. The book provides a service by framing of issues related to equity and justice as applied in education settings. Given the many PBIS programs and SEL initiatives being implemented in schools, to say nothing of the number of school shootings happening in the United States, Creating Restorative Schools is a timely read.
Refereed Journal Articles (Some links may allow you to download the article at no cost from this website. Others, not so much...)
Brown, M. A. (2016). “How do we know it’s working?”: The teaching artist’s role in program evaluation and assessing student work. Teaching Artist Journal, 14(2), 68-80. doi: 10.1080/15411796.2016.117953
Brown, M. A. & Rios, S. J. (2014) Can a workplace credentialing program improve inmate literacy? A study on Florida Ready to Work in the correctional environment.Journal of Correctional Education, 65(2), 59-83.