Restoring Community

To expand the emerging social science, as well as support a growing social movement, we like to share what we learn and continue to learn from others.

Our Librarian is a helpful and knowledgeable member of our faculty who ensures we offer a variety of services: a catalog of the holdings (composed of books, reports and audiovisual material) at the Bethlehem campus library, access to public and subscription databases, an interlibrary loan service, writing resources, guidance in citing sources and access to the physical library collection (open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.).

Contact the librarian at - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (610) 807-3007

To support scholarship and practitioners the following services are available:

  • The IIRP Library offers a catalog of in-house online holdings and research tools
  • Resources for school implementation
  • Purchase books, DVDs, and educational items through the IIRP Bookstore
  • Our News Page provides educational content, news and announcements, with more than 15 years of archived searchable stories and videos from the IIRP

Our faculty and instructors are leading some of the most important civil society projects and research happening today. Through partnerships with leading universities, think tanks, and policy institutes, the IIRP is helping to set the agenda for social change in the 21st century. Our faculty have participated in multi-year research projects studying the efficacy of restorative practices, working with leading institutions:

The IIRP faculty lead our model programs, Community Service Foundation and Buxmont Academy (CSF Buxmont). There, they continually evaluate outcomes in the fields of human services, including youth services, family engagement and education.

IIRP graduate students perform action research, bringing their external experience into the classroom and expanding the application of restorative practices to many spheres of society, including justice, the workplace, social services, healthcare and education.