FCRJ's new Restorative Schools Partnership will serve to fortify the restorative justice practices already adopted in Canon City Schools. We are proposing to provide training for Canon City Schools’ teachers, students, and administrators, ongoing consulting/coaching, and case management support.
The primary point of contact for this initiative will be a Restorative Schools Coordinator responsible for supporting the growth and formalization of Restorative Practices in the district over an initial period of two years.
This program is designed to enhance school culture, student safety, and educator wellbeing; it will not be dedicated to supplanting existing initiatives, policing teacher conduct, etc.
It follows our desire to offer a more comprehensive restorative justice system to this community through a multi-program approach that includes increasing community RJ literacy through community education, presence and support within the education system and case management through criminal diversion to ensure at risk youth are identified and diverted away from traditional carceral systems into supportive systems that promote inclusiveness and belonging resulting in positive impacts on mental and behavioral health healing.