When students commit crimes, their actions affect our entire community. In order to right that wrong KCUSD in partnership with community organizations, offers a Restorative Justice Program. In alignment with current education code, KCUSD is committed to providing an opportunity for students to be held accountable in a system that holds an expectation for students to learn justice through restored relationships.
The Restorative Justice Program creates a program that ultimately brings victims and offenders together to openly examine what occurred; and in that examination to create an agreement that provides appropriate restitution as well as a bond designed to prevent offenders from committing further crimes.
Because community involvement is the key to restitution, the local community takes ownership of its youth, guiding them in a structured process that is more expedient - and usually more effective - than the overburdened judicial system.