Video and Multimedia

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Video 1: A Restorative Approach to Discipline
Description: Students and faculty at Chicago’s Sullivan High School discuss how restorative discipline practices have transformed school culture and reduced suspensions. 

Video 2: Never Giving Up on the Most Troubled Students: Last Chance High 
Description: This Vice News Report follows the experience of a student named Iriel at Moses Montefiore Academy in Chicago’s West Side. Iriel’s outbursts at school challenge her teachers and the school administrators. 

Video 3: Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools Parent-Student Handbook 
Description: This video from Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools explains the rights and responsibilities of students, parents, teachers, and school administrators. (Please note that the video is in the middle of the page.) 

Web 1: Advancement Program Guidelines
Description: Proposed memorandum of understanding between the school district and police department in Philadelphia. 

Web 2: Building a School Responder Model: Guidance From Existing Diversion Initiatives for Youth With Behavioral Needs 
Description: This site is a peer resource for developing pilot school-based diversion initiatives for youth with behavioral health needs. 

Web 3: Children Not Criminals: Bringing Restorative Justice to Our Schools 
Description: A Huffington Post blog post by Debora N. Archer, Professor of Law at New York Law School, argues that punitive school discipline policies contribute to the school-to-prison pipeline. Archer builds a case for implementing restorative justice practices instead.