Resources on Restorative Justice

  • These following lesson plans and resources were compiled by the Office of Equity as a representative sampling of approaches that teachers may utilize to help students talk about topics related to social justice and equity. The below resources are presented as a sampling of approaches to this topic and are not endorsed by the Boston Public Schools or the BPS Office of Equity.

    Prior to utilizing any of these lessons or resources in the classroom, please refer to the Office of Equity's Guidelines for the Use of Offensive Terms in the Classroom document (Email the Office of Equity for access to the document). If you would like assistance with these resources, please contact our office at 617-635-9650 or


    Resource Name Description
    Restorative Practices Whole-School Implementation Guide A guide designed to offer step-by-step evidence-based approach to restorative justice that ensures an inclusive, comprehensive, successful, and sustainable change effort in schools. 

    Teaching Restorative Practices with Classroom Circles

    A manual on how to hold restorative circles in classrooms. Contains many activities and frameworks for different types of circles, depending on the topic. 

    Implementing Restorative Justice: A Guide for Schools

    A guide to help school personnel with practical strategies to apply restorative justice in schools.