Restoring Community

Trustee

Training and Development Coordinator, Ligand, Kortrijk, Belgium

Stijn Deprez is the training and development coordinator at Ligand, a center for preventative and restorative practices that aims to reduce exclusions by establishing restorative processes in schools and other youth services in Belgium. He has a background as a product designer, which explains his ongoing search for innovative applications of restorative practices. He brings his passion for "reinventing organizations" in a restorative way and "the art of living together" to his trainings in schools as well as with teams and families in prisons, neighborhoods, refugee centers and for-profit organizations.

Stijn coauthored the books Samen wijs! (2018) — meaning Wise Together! — which offers practical information for implementing restorative practices in schools, and Beter Samen! (2020) — Better Together! — about restorative practices in youth care.

Board member since 2020