Good Shepherd Mediation Program

As part of the Police School Diversion Program, the Good Shepherd Mediation Program (Good Shephard) provides training to school principals in conflict resolution and mediation. These skills support principals in de-escalating tensions following a disciplinary event and facilitating successful outcomes in collaboration with PPD school police officers, SDP police officers, families, and other interested parties. PPD school police officers and SDP police officers receive similar conflict resolution and mediation training through Good Shepherd. In addition, Good Shepherd uses restorative justice practices to address behavioral incidents in school that involve a large number of students.