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Restorative Justice in Schools

As it applies to schools, restorative justice is a powerful approach to discipline that focuses on repairing harm through inclusive processes that engage all stakeholders. Implemented well, restorative justice shifts the focus of discipline from punishment to learning.

How to Bring Restorative Justice to Your School

Attend this course to gain a richer understanding of how to use restorative justice practices in your school. Students will be provided reading material and video lectures and meet once a week online to develop strategies to use restorative justice practices to help students succeed.

Weekly topics will include:

  • Defining restorative justice
  • Restorative justice in action
  • Practices and discipline
  • Creating lasting change
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Course Details

Audience: K-12 teachers and administrators
Method: Online course
Duration: 4 weeks
Cost: $495
Graduate application: Not required
Credits: See note below

This Course is Offered on the Following Dates

Details will be posted soon. Sign up to be notified when registration opens.

A Note on Course Credit

This course is not being offered for credit on its own. However, individuals who successfully complete both course offerings listed below and then enroll in one of the master’s programs indicated may also be eligible for up to three hours of awarded credit toward their degree.

Creighton University will issue a 1098-T by January 31 for all learners enrolled in courses for credit. As part of that process, you may be asked to provide your Social Security number.

Complete both courses:

Enroll in one of these programs:

Required Materials

Hacking School Discipline: 9 Ways to Create a Culture of Empathy and Responsibility Using Restorative Justice, by Nathan Maynard and Brad Weinstein

The Restorative Practices Handbook for Teachers, Disciplinarians and Administrators, by Bob Costello, Joshua Wachtel, and Ted Wachtel

Order your materials at the Creighton bookstore and get free standard shipping. Visit, call 402.280.2796 or email

Restorative Justice in Schools is led by Rebecca Stichler. Stichler is a leader and special educator who has spent time with diverse learners in both urban and suburban school districts in the Omaha metro area. Stichler is passionate about ensuring all students are treated with dignity and integrity and immersed in rigorous learning opportunities. In addition, she facilitates inclusivity, universal design for learning, and promotes a positive school culture; while encouraging restorative justice practices. She enjoys spending time with her family, camping, cooking, running and watching just about any sport."

Continuing education and professional development courses may be cancelled by the attendee in writing up to 7 days before the course begins for a full refund, less a $25 processing fee. No refund will be given 7 days prior to the course. Some courses are not eligible for a refund; these exceptions are noted in specific course descriptions. In the event of a weather related closure, the course will be rescheduled.

Student interactions and viewpoints are a vital part of our rich learning environment. For this reason, Creighton reserves the right to cancel courses in the case of low registration numbers. In this case, registrants will receive a full refund. If a course is cancelled by the University for other non-weather related issues, the student will be notified and a full refund will be processed.


If you have questions please fill out our Contact Us form or call 402.280.4076. We can also provide assistance with group registration or work with you to develop a customized course for a team.