Restorative Practices International

Sharing Practice, Building Connections: Together Making a Difference

Welcome to Restorative Practices International – a professional member association
developed by practitioners for practitioners.

Restorative Practices International (RPI) is a not-for-profit, independent, professional member association that supports the development of restorative practice in schools, prisons, workplaces, organisations, families and communities.

RPI is committed to connecting practitioners around the globe and creating opportunities to share and learn from one another. We strongly believe that our work in these fields will be strengthened by our ability to:

  • develop and maintain best practice
  • learn from diverse areas of practice
  • enhance networking within the field
  • share developments, and
  • work together

Our Vision

Strong, healthy relationships in and between all our communities.





Our Mission

Restorative Practices International exists to promote and support the forming, nurturing and repair of quality relationships between people.


Membership is open to practitioners of RJ throughout the world and across its various fields.  In the current economic climate, we are keenly aware that the building of an organisation truly supportive of practitioners has required an alteration in our membership categories and fees. We have therefore made the necessary changes in order to encourage expansion of our membership base.

Annual membership dues are $40 AUD.

We acknowledge that there are many ways of working restoratively and would like to openly encourage diverse practice to prosper.  We have much to learn from each other and much to share about what works within the communities that we serve. Find Out More →


RPI’s 2018 Conference – Call for Presenters – Save the Date


RPI invites you to attend the 2018 International Conference on Restorative Practices in St Paul, Minnesota, USA, August 9th – 11th, 2018. This conference is co-sponsored by RPI, Community Mediation & Restorative Services Inc, and Metropolitan State University.

Call for Presenters is now open – here.

RPI’s 2017 Conference Papers available.

The Relate-Resolve-Restore conference, conducted in collaboration with Resolution Institute, Restorative Practices Aotearoa, and Victoria University of Wellington was Recovered-Revived-Rerun after its cancellation in 2016 following the earthquake. Many papers and/or presentations are available here, and more will be posted as they become available.

RPI’S 2015 Conference Papers available.

RPI’s recent conference in Hobart, Tasmania, was a huge success with over 180 delegates from around the world. The Full Conference Program is still posted on the Conference Site. Many papers and/or presentations are available here, and more will be posted as they become available.

Our History

Initially established as the Australasian Restorative Justice Association (ARJA) in 1997, RPI was the fruition of a long-held dream of founding member Peta Blood to establish support mechanisms for practitioners working in the then relatively isolated fields of  Restorative Practice. Find Out More →