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Positive School Culture
SaferSanerSchools™ builds stronger relationships between students and staff to create more positive school climate.

Increased Equity
Restorative practices reduces discipline disproportionality and empowers a diversity of voices.

Strong School Leadership
Our program teaches school leaders 21st century professional competencies to improve workplace culture and foster staff development.

Program Components

The International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) SaferSanerSchools™ program provides a comprehensive implementation model that is working with educators to transform school climate in districts across the United States.


Professional Development
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School staff learn skills to connect with students proactively and respond when things go wrong.

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IIRP coaches help your leadership team reinforce the use of restorative practices.

Licensed Trainers
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Make restorative practices sustainable by having your staff trained to use IIRP materials.

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About the IIRP

The International Institute for Restorative Practices is a graduate school offering master's degrees and graduate certificates in restorative practices, the social science of relationships and community.

Our continuing education instructors have worked with schools and districts in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. We have worked in hundreds of schools districts, urban and rural. Our work is supported by NEA, AFT, NAACP, NACRJ and National Bullying Prevention Association. We are in partnership with PBIS, CASEL, National School Climate Center and Committee for Children.

The IIRP SaferSanerSchools™ program was the subject of a RAND Corporation report showing restorative practices reduced suspensions in 22 schools over two years in Pittsburgh Public Schools.

"Restorative practices provide a structure that builds community among students and staff and provides a way for students to restore themselves to the community following misconduct."

Anthony Hamlet
Superintendent, Pittsburgh Public Schools

Research and Reports

RAND PDF Image WebRestorative Practices Help Reduce Student Suspensions

RAND Corporation, a Randomized Controlled Trial of SaferSanerSchools™


RP Guide PDF Image WebRestorative Practices: Fostering Healthy Relationships & Promoting Positive School Discipline

Advancement Project, American Federation of Teachers, National Education Association, Opportunity to Learn Campaign

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Pinellas County, FL
San Francisco, CA

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