Vicky Jennings, an Academic Coach at City Springs Elementary/Middle School, presented a workshop today on Restorative Practices at City Springs at The Family League of Baltimore City. This workshop was part of the Family League's 2014 Summer Training Institute for Community School Coordinators.
Two BCP Schools, City Springs and Hampstead Hill Academy, are recognized as model Restorative Practices schools by Baltimore City Public Schools.
In 2006 BCP implemented Restorative Practices at City Springs, Collington Square School and Hampstead Hill Academy with the support of a $42,000 grant from the Open Society Institute - Baltimore and two $20,000 grants from The Goldsmith Family Foundation .
The International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) provided training for all teachers and administrators. That same year BCP brought on OSI Fellow Tonya Featherston to oversee the Restorative Practices implementation.
There are currently eleven Baltimore City Schools implementing Restorative Practices, with more on the way.
Read more about Restorative Practices at: www.safersanerschools.org