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Restorative Practices at Community Prep High School in New York City

Mirsky, Laura
June 4, 2015

Source: (2004) Restorative Practices e-Forum. September 22. Bethlehem, PA: International Institute of Restorative Practices. Downloaded 29 October 2004.

The International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP), via its SaferSanerSchools program, is providing training and consulting at Community Prep High School, a public school in New York City for young people just out of juvenile detention. These are the kind of kids who are typically stigmatized as “tough” or “incorrigible” and written off. The story of how the IIRP and Community Prep’s staff collaborated to implement restorative practices at this remarkable school was reported in The New York Times. (A letter from Community Prep co-leaders Ana Bermúdez and Mark Ryan is available here.) (excerpt)


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