Why Train With IRJRD?

Why Train with Us?

IRJRD is a pioneer in bringing restorative practices to Texas schools. From 2015 – 2017, IRJRD partnered with the Texas Education Agency in rolling out Restorative Discipline state-wide. (Click TEA) We are committed to providing Best Practices and trainings that reflect restorative justice principles accepted by experts in the field as authentically restorative.


“Restorative Discipline is a whole-school, relational approach to building school climate and addressing student behavior that fosters belonging over exclusion, social engagement over control, and meaningful accountability over punishment.  Its practices replace fear, uncertainty, and punishment as motivators with belonging, connectedness and the willingness to change because people matter to each other.”                  (Dr. Marilyn Armour, founder and former director of IRJRD)

What We Do

The Institute for Restorative Justice and Restorative Dialogue (IRJRD) partners with schools to create a whole-school “climate change” through the use of restorative practices.

Our Training Team

The Restorative Practices Facilitators on our training team come from diverse backgrounds and reflect a variety of experiences related to schools. They are encouraging, inviting, available and responsive. Skilled in guiding restorative processes, they are able to connect with teachers in the classroom and with families in the school community.

TEA approved provider of Continuing Professional Education         (Click TEA CPE Provider List search “Restorative”)