My Publications



Martha's 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 Press or 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  


Check out these reviews!

In Creating Restorative Schools, Martha Brown describes directly the challenges and benefits of moving the entire school staff towards a restorative culture. The process is not a straight line, and the side roads are many. The story of the two schools’ paths provides directions and cautions, essential insight for any educator working to implement Restorative Justice in Education principles and practices in their school.
— Nancy Riestenberg, Restorative Practices Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education
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.
— Voya Magazine
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.
— The Community Psychologist Journal

Refereed Journal Articles 

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Book Chapters

Program Evaluation Reports