Sidney Morgan grew up in Southern California and moved to Portland, Or, April of 2000. Sidney was a Youth Pastor in Southern California and has been working with youth for 20 years. Sidney has been working in Restorative Justice work for 14 years. She first began her Restorative Justice journey in Juvenile Justice with Multnomah County Juvenile Justice Department in Portland Oregon. In her time with Multnomah County, she worked in several positions that involved Restorative justice work.
Sidney always found ways to incorporate relationship building with the youth she worked with, and through that developed a garden program that is still "growing strong," in the Multnomah County Juvenile Department. The Hands of Wonder garden program gives youth basic job-skills that teach them how to grow, care for and sell organic produce.
Sidney currently works as the Restorative Justice Director for Portland Public Schools. Sidney trains; coaches and supports school staff throughout the district in Restorative Justice Practices. Portland Public School district is the largest district in the state of Oregon and has taken a stand as a district to support Racial Equity, PBIS (Positive behavior, Intervention, and Supports) and Restorative Justice practices. This vision that PPS has, runs inline with the vision Sidney has to see this work in every school within PPS.
Sidney resides in Vancouver Washington, with her husband and three children.
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