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International Institute for Restorative Practices: Restoring Community


What is Restorative Practices?

All humans are hardwired to connect. Just as we need food, shelter and clothing, human beings also need strong and meaningful relationships to thrive.

Restorative practices is an emerging social science that studies how to strengthen relationships between individuals as well as social connections within communities.

Restorative practices is being applied in the following settings:

  • K-12 and Higher Education
  • Community Health
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Criminal Justice
  • Counseling and Social Work

The IIRP Graduate School is devoted to scholarship and research, graduate education, professional development, world conferences and innovative civil society projects around the world.


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