Keith Hickman is the director of Continuing Education for the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) Graduate School. He has brought restorative practices instruction and consultation to a variety of educational settings in the U.S. and the Republic of Jamaica, including the cities of Chicago, Boston, New York, Baton Rouge, Los Angeles, San Antonio, Washington, D.C., Charlotte and Pittsburgh. Keith has served in high-level leadership positions for various K-12 educational organizations including the New York City Department of Education and New Leaders for New Schools. In 2000, he helped found the Youth Justice Project at the Harlem Community Justice Center, one of four community justice centers under the Center for Court Innovation, which inspired other restorative justice programs in the Bronx, mid-town Manhattan and Red Hook, Brooklyn. Keith also brings 20 years of experience in youth development programs to the IIRP.