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 Representative for Latin America
Claire is a licensed psychologist from UCR (Universidad de Costa Rica). She holds a Master in Education with an emphasis on cognitive development from ITESM (Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, México). She also has a Master in Science in Restorative Practices from the IIRP. She became an IIRP licensed trainer in 2011 and currently serves as the IIRP regional representative for Latin America. Claire has experience as university professor, therapist, researcher and consultant. She has published papers on adolescence, restorative practices, resilience and educational psychology.
Miguel earned a Master 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 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.
Manuel Delgado Chu
Manuel is a psychologist who has a Master in Educational Administration from the University of Lima, Peru; a Master 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 nearly 10 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