This Restorative Justice Life

36. A Culture of Care in Education Spaces w/ Tom Cavanagh

May 27, 2021 David Ryan Castro-Harris Season 1 Episode 36
This Restorative Justice Life
36. A Culture of Care in Education Spaces w/ Tom Cavanagh
Show Notes

Tom has been involved in research and professional development focused on creating a Culture of Care in schools based on restorative justice principles and practices, as well as culturally appropriate interactions and relationships, for over 20 years. He is privileged to work with scholars and practitioners throughout the world. As Program Director of RJEd, Tom oversees research and professional development to advance the efficacy and success of Restorative Justice Education. Along with operations, Tom creates online and face-to-face training curriculum and facilitates professional development training. Tom enjoys his work with Restorative Justice Education, as well as his role as a professor at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, and at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. 

You will meet Tom Cavanagh (0:54), hear a quick check-in (5:36) and how he got started in this work (9:11). He speaks about his restorative justice research (20:05), proportionality (22:11) and a culture of care (28:45). He envisions liberation (42:08), his organization (50:53) and a slip up moment (55:14). Finally, Tom answers his closing questions (1:01:49).

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