Restorative Justice Healing Circle for Students

Date: February 10, 2021

Time: 3:30-5 p.m.

Location: Presented via Zoom

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Palo Alto College's Access, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Committee presents "Restorative Justice Healing Circle for Students." This online community circle will facilitate an open conversation and share ways the coronavirus pandemic impacts our lives, talk about how we are coping, and discuss how we can support one another during this time. PAC students are encouraged to attend.

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Presenter Bio

Robert Rico is a lecturer at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) in the College for Health, Community, and Policy, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. He also is the Restorative Justice Coordinator with the Office of Inclusive Excellence. Rico earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and a Master of Public Administration degrees from UTSA.  He is a doctoral student at the University of Texas at Austin in the Executive Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership program. 

Rico served as a Police Officer for 20 years and is a graduate of the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas, Leadership Command College, at Sam Houston State University.

Rico served as a member of The Advisory Council for the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice. He is the founder and served as program coordinator of the Restorative Justice Program of Kendall County. In the fall of 2012, he spearheaded and was a consultant for a restorative justice pilot program at Edward White Middle School in San Antonio, Texas. This program planted the seed in bringing restorative justice practices to Texas public schools. Robert Rico is a co-author of the book, "Restorative Discipline Practices: A Journey In Implementation By A Community of Texas Educators" (Park Place Publications, 2016).