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.

The IIRP Graduate School is the first graduate school wholly dedicated to restorative practices. IIRP faculty are the world’s leading experts in the ideas and competencies they teach. They help students tailor their studies and facilitate meaningful online engagement with fellow students from around the world. Courses are online, allowing students to study where they live and work.

Headquartered in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA, the IIRP Graduate School supports restorative practitioners and scholars throughout the world through education, consulting, and research.

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