IIRP Latin America is an international affiliate of the International Institute for Restorative Practices, an accredited graduate school based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA, that offers training and consulting in restorative practices throughout Latin America. IIRP Latin America works in justice, schools, NGOs, communities, universities and families with a focus on strengthening relationships and repairing harm as a way of building community. We have certified instructors in Brazil, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama and Peru.
Who We Are
Claire de Mézerville López
IIRP’s Representative for Latin America
Claire is a licensed psychologist with over ten years experience in intensive work with groups of teenagers. She earned her Master of Education with Emphasis on Cognitive Development at the Technological Institute of Monterrey in Mexico. Claire has worked as a university professor, psychotherapist, research assistant and consultant. She is a featured writer for local and national media and has been a licensed trainer for IIRP Latin America since 2011.
Miguel earned master’s degrees in International Studies and Public Policy at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA. He has nearly 10 years experience working in the field of restorative practices. Miguel started working in the field as Program Coordinator for the Center for Justice and Reconciliation, Prison Fellowship International, where he promoted restorative justice programs like the Sycamore Tree Project. Later he founded an organization called Circles, SA to promote the use of circles and other restorative practices in Latin America. In 2009 Miguel was certified as a trainer by the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) and subsequently became an international affiliate serving Latin America. He has facilitated circles and provided training for schools and organizations in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Panama, El Salvador, Peru, Cuba and Chile. Miguel is a member of the Board of Trustees and a Faculty Member of the IIRP.
Originally from Belgium, Jean has lived in Latin America since 1994 and currently resides in Lima, Peru, where he organized the first World Congress on Restorative Juvenile Justice in 2009. He has specialized in Public Health and has a BA in Political Science from the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve. Jean began working in the field of restorative juvenile justice with the Terre des hommes Foundation. He is a licensed IIRP trainer who has trained thousands of people and given talks at international conferences and symposia around the world. Jean completed his Master of Science in Restorative Practices from the IIRP Graduate School in 2016.
Manuel Delgado Chu
Manuel is a psychologist who has a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Lima, Peru; a Master’s Degree in Counseling for Family Education at the University of Madrid; and a specialization in Development of Intelligence from the ICEL Institute in Jerusalem, Israel. Manuel worked as national manager of public juvenile detention centers for four years, promoting the use of restorative practices among its staff. For the past four years he has provided consulting and training in the use of circles, meetings and other restorative practices and was the primary coordinator of a major demonstration project in restorative practices in schools and communities in two settlements of Lima, implemented jointly with the Metropolitan Municipality of Lima, Peru.
We have licensed instructors in the following countries:
The Dominican Republican