Restoring Community

Learn practical skills and powerful concepts.

The IIRP can bring any of our professional developments onsite to your school, workplace or other organization.

We also provide coaching to provide ongoing support of your implementation project.

Experienced restorative practitioners are eligible to participate in our licensed trainer program. Trainers may use IIRP training materials to provide training in their school, organization or designated geographic area.

We now offer institutional licenses for schools, districts and other large organizations that want to develop a sustainable implementation model.

Weeeeeee have developed professional development opportunities to influence areas of global need. Our faculty lead continually assess demonstration projects and work in partnership with national researchers, community advocates, and hundreds of practitioners to develop better practices that provide support for individuals to take greater responsibility in systems and structures that impact their lives.

SaferSanerSchools Whole-School Change Program

The SaferSanerSchools™ program achieves 100% staff participation to reliably produce positive outcomes. Built-in assessment mechanisms and a solid sustainability program achieve organizational change.

CSF Buxmont

Located in Pennsylvania, IIRP faculty supervise model programs for at-risk youth and their families. Programs include: alternative school and day programs, foster care services, supervision and drug & alcohol counseling, restorative reporting center for adjudicated youth, family group decision making (FGDM) and conferences.  

Philanthropic Partnership (link>> article or video)

To build local capacity, philanthropic foundations, such as Strachan Foundation in Central America, now include restorative practices as a leadership component in their grantmaking. Community leaders working in health care, community development and education are equipped to resolve conflict and make inclusive decisions to ensure project success.

Additional applications include:

  • Real Justice: Restorative Response to Crime and Wrongdoing (link>>Real Justice)
  • Good Company: Leadership and Organizational change (link>> Good Company)
  • Building Campus Community: Residential life and judicial affairs (link>> Building Campus Community)
  • Family Power: Engaging and Empowering families (link>> Family Power)

Find realistic solutions to your greatest challenges.

IIRP professional development will provide you with practical skills that you can use immediately in your personal and professional life, whether you work in restorative justice, schools, social services, counseling, leadership, the pastoral field or as a volunteer.

Modular and integrated

Professional development experiences are modules in a larger framework that build toward a comprehensive understanding of restorative practices.

Many events have been approved by professional associations for continuing education credit (link>> Continuing Education Credit).

Professional development events, symposia and conferences can be a part of your graduate education as part of the IIRP's unique hybrid learning model. With the addition of readings and interactive online coursework, you can delve deeper with our faculty and participate in our graduate level curriculum.

Improving School Climate Through Restorative Practices

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

Our experienced team of instructors teaches and coaches school administrators, educators, counselors and support staff the fundamentals of program implementation. They will develop skills to build social capital and achieve social discipline through participatory learning and decision-making. The program helps adults transform the learning environment by engaging students to be active participants in their school community.

Detroit's Whole-Neighborhood Approach

After years of restorative work in schools and other organizations, including police, human services, court systems, corrections and neighborhood associations, the IIRP is embarking on a project to support an aligned restorative approach across these sectors. The goal is to have a positive impact on children and families throughout the city of Detroit.

Restorative Response to Crime and Wrongdoing

Offenders, victims and their supporters all benefit from the free exchange of emotion that happens in a restorative conference. In fact, more than 90% of victims and offenders experience satisfaction and a sense of fairness.

The Real Justice Conference provides a voluntary, structured process that allows participants to discover their common humanity and move forward.

Engaging and Collaborating with Families

Beginning in New Zealand in 1989 in the youth justice and child welfare systems, Family Group Decision Making (FGDM – sometimes referred to internationally as Family Group Conferencing or FGC) operates according to the premise that the direct involvement of a family group works better to solve a family’s issues than the efforts of professionals alone to solve those issues for people.

Residential Life and Judicial Affairs

College and university administrators will find Building Campus Community a cost-effective way to provide residential advisors and their supervisors with the skills to effectively engage residents, establish authority and uphold expectations, while providing support and giving voice to resident needs and concerns. Judicial affairs and student conduct officers, often working in coordination with residential life departments, may also develop a restorative framework for responding to more serious incidents on campus.

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Find realistic solutions to your greatest challenges

IIRP professional development will provide you with practical skills that you can use immediately in your personal and professional life, whether you work in restorative justice, schools, social services, counseling, leadership, the pastoral field or as a volunteer.

Professional development experiences can stand alone, but they are also modules in a larger framework that build toward a comprehensive understanding of restorative practices.

Professional development events, symposia and conferences can be a part of your graduate education as part of the IIRP's unique hybrid learning model. With the addition of readings and interactive online coursework, you can delve deeper with our faculty and participate in our graduate level curriculum.