Restorative Justice: Interview with Eric Butler

Restorative Justice: Interview with Eric Butler

November 13, 2013 | by Holly Kernan | Crosscurrents

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In this radio interview, Crosscurrents reporter Holly Kernan talks with Eric Butler, the Restorative Justice Coordinator at Ralph Bunche High School in Oakland. As Butler explains, restorative justice has the potential to transform our traditional approach to school discipline, allowing for a deeper dialogue with students that can undermine violence. Butler sees restorative justice as an apology for the failed lesson of the “zero tolerance” approach to school discipline.

In this radio interview, Crosscurrents reporter Holly Kernan talks with Eric Butler, the Restorative Justice Coordinator at Ralph Bunche High School in Oakland. As Butler explains, restorative justice has the potential to transform our traditional approach to school discipline, allowing for a deeper dialogue with students that can undermine violence. Butler sees restorative justice as an apology for the failed lesson of the “zero tolerance” approach to school discipline.

To learn more about NCCD’s Restorative Justice Project, click here.