Researcher ORCID Identifier

Graduation Year


Date of Submission


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Reader 1

Dionne Bensonsmith

Rights Information

@2023 Camille Hermosillo


An ethnographic documentation and paper on my experience as a high school student participating in a restorative justice program called Student Youth Court. Recalling on my experiences, I will layout the process of the program and my service for the evaluation of the program’s function and practice in alignment with the restorative justice principles and concepts. First, I will analyze and elaborate on the restorative justice principles outlined by Howard Zehr and other theorists, and advocates of restorative justice. Based on the establishment and foundational concepts, I will evaluate andcompare my program’s effectiveness and alignment with these concepts in an evaluation on the environment, language, and structure within the program. I will then provide my recommendations and establish the manners in which the program can improve and exceed in becoming an exemplary restorative justice model program.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.