21st IIRP World Conference

WHEN Oct 24-26, 2016
WHERE Bethlehem, PA - USA Hotel Bethlehem/IIRP Campus

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Join leading practitioners and thinkers who are shaping the emerging social science of restorative practices at the home of the International Institute for Restorative Practices. The field of restorative practices is undergoing a rapid evolution in theory development and practice innovation.

Simply put, restorative practices is the study of relationships and community – applied in a wide variety of settings. Restorative practices integrates developments from a range of disciplines and fields, including education, psychology, social work, criminology, sociology, organizational development and leadership. Restorative practices build healthy communities, increase social capital, reduce the impact of crime, decrease antisocial behavior, repair harm and restore relationships.


Participate in related conference events including: Basic Restorative Practices; Restorative Responses to Adversity and Trauma; Restorative Leadership Development: Authority with Grace; Aggression Replacement Training® and Pre-conference dinner.

See the possibilities

Marisa Hontoria

“I enjoyed the exchange of opinions and the way in which people related to each other. I was pleased to see a lot of possibilities for developing restorative practices in new fields.”

Marisa Hontoria, Attorney, Barcelona, Spain

Make connections

Paul Carroll

“Come meet people doing the work and not feel like you’re alone. Learn new things, share what you know, learn from successes and failures and make connections.”

Paul Carroll, Graduate Student, Merced, California, U.S.

Learn from others

Tan Yan Hui

“I saw how restorative practices is being applied in different contexts, and I learned from others’ experience about how to resolve problems and mend broken relationships.”

Tan Yan Hui, Teacher, Singapore