Restoring Community

Founder, International Institute for Restorative Practices, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

Before the IIRP, Ted Wachtel cofounded its model programs, Community Service Foundation and Buxmont Academy, which have served at-risk youth since 1977. He also founded Real Justice, SaferSanerSchools, Family Power, and Good Company. Mr. Wachtel has authored numerous books and articles and been a guest speaker at conferences worldwide. He is currently editor of a video/text blog at

Board member since 2000