Restorative Justice is based on understanding and respecting each other, as well as strengthening relationships between teachers, students, administrators, and parents... anyone in the school community! Hover over the boxes for more info.
Do you need to persuade someone with research? Show them this article about the Los Angeles Unified School District or this literature review about RJ (automatic download). Do they want to see a professional development plan? Inspire them with this one. Best of all, share personal stories of community growth from a time when RJ resolved bad behavior, instead of punishing students with a loss of instruction time.
This is a good time to start looking for funds. You probably don't know how much money you'll need for the program yet, but it's a good idea to look for grant opportunities, district funding, or other schools who may be willing to pool resources to implement an RJ program. Community partners can also be great sources of funding.