AIRED: September 21, 2015– 11 am PST
TITLE: “Social and Restorative Justice: CASP Conference October, 15-17, 2015”
Restorative practices, which evolved from restorative justice, is a new field of study that has the potential to positively influence human behavior and strengthen civil society around the world. The fundamental premise of restorative practices is that people are happier, more cooperative and productive, and more likely to make positive changes when those in positions of authority do things with them, rather than to them or for them.
At CASP’s upcoming 66th annual convention, to be held in Riverside, CA on October 15-17, attendees and presenters will explore the current research and practical interventions surrounding the use of restorative practices, as well as the associated resources and strategies for overcoming common obstacles in bringing restorative justice to a school site.
Along with major news on the organization’s latest work, our guest, Troy Xavier Leonard, will discuss the practices that school psychologists can use in their everyday role with students, the school-to-prison pipeline, and the use of restorative circles and positive behavior supports to work with all students in the school setting.
ABOUT TROY XAVIER LEONARD
Our guest today, Troy Xavier Leonard, a school psychologist and former supervisor with the Los Angeles Unified School District, is the current President of the California Association of School Psychologists (CASP).
Founded in 1953 and located in Sacramento, CASP is the largest statewide organization of school psychologists in the nation. With almost 1, 800 members, it is the strongest voice for psychologists practicing in California’s schools.
CASP serves at the voice for its members at legislative hearings and meetings of the Advisory Commission on Special Education, Board of Behavioral Sciences, Commission on Teacher Credentialing, California Department of Education, and many other work groups and advisory commissions. CASP also influences legislative outcomes in Washington, D.C., working with the National Association of School Psychologists on many issues.