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Irene Chong

CCLA Restorative Justice Teacher Adviser

Restorative Justice Support

Please contact Ms. Chong via email or stop by her office in the library if you would like any support regarding restorative strategies. 

Guiding Principles for the School Community

Guiding Principles

LAUSD School Climate Bill of Rights

school climate bill

Click HERE for Los Angeles Unified School District: Discipline Foundation Policy

Restorative Justice

Los Angeles Unified School District
Los Angeles Unified School District



RESTORATIVE JUSTICE for CCLA Youth: Leaders for Change

Leaders for Change

"Restorative Justice is a process to involve, to the extent possible, those who have stake in a specific offense and to collectively identify and address harms, needs, and obligations, in order to heal and put things as right as possible."

--Howard Zehr, 1990


LAUSD Restorative Justice

The District adopted the School Climate Bill of Rights in May 2013 and committed to implementing Restorative Justice practices in all schools by 2020. Restorative Justice emphasizes community building and commits to restoring relationships. Restorative Justice practices promote and strengthen positive school culture. Moreover, pro-social relationships also improve within the school community. 

What are Restorative Justice practices?

  • Build community
  • Celebrate accomplishments
  • Intervene in offending behavior
  • Transform conflict
  • Rebuild damaged relationships
  • Reintegrate students in the learning environment

Restorative Questions

  • What happened?
  • What were you thinking at the time of the incident?
  • What have you thought about since?
  • Who has been affected by what happened and how?
  • What about this has been difficult for you?
  • What do you think needs to be done to make things as right as possible?

Circle Process: Core Guidelines

Respect the talking piece

Speak from your heart

Listen with your heart

Speak with respect

Listen with respect

Remain in Circle

Honor Privacy

Restorative Justice for CCLA Youth