Initiative on Gender Justice & Opportunity

We are proud to announce the release of “Increasing School Connectedness for Girls: Restorative Justice as a Health Equity Resource,” an issue brief authored by our Senior Scholar Thalia González and Executive Director Rebecca Epstein. The authors illustrate the need for school-based RJ policies and procedures for marginalized girls to achieve higher educational attainment and lifelong health benefits and success. The brief focuses on three key points:

– Education is a key social determinant of health,
– Feeling connected to school is crucial to health & school success;
– Restorative justice can help marginalized girls feel connected to school.

This brief is a prelude to a report based on our multi-year research project conducted with girls across the country, which will be released this summer. Click here to download the full issue brief and here to download the executive summary.

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