Restorative Practices


Welcome to Restorative Practices at OIDE (RP@OIDE).  Restorative Practices offered by OIDE are the result of a partnership between the Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM) and the University of Pennsylvania Health Systems (UPHS) - Pennmedicine.

At Pennmedicine, we believe in creating a safe, inclusive, and welcoming community for all faculty, students, and staff. To achieve this goal, we have implemented Restorative Practices, which is an approach to building community, resolving conflicts, and responding to harm that is based on principles of restorative justice.

Restorative Practices focus on repairing harm, rebuilding relationships, and promoting accountability and responsibility. This approach encourages open communication, empathy, and collaboration among community members.

In the Office of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity, we have implemented Restorative Practices as a resource for our Pennmedicine community, including in our academic programs, residential life, and campus-wide initiatives. Specifically, our staff have been trained to use Restorative Practices in their daily work, and we have created a culture of openness, respect, and inclusivity.

One of the main benefits of Restorative Practices is that they provide a framework for addressing harm and conflicts in a way that promotes healing and growth. Instead of focusing on punishment or blame, Restorative Practices encourage dialogue, understanding, and shared responsibility. This approach has been shown to lead to improved relationships, reduced disciplinary actions, and better academic and social outcomes for students.

Examples of Restorative Practices at Pennmedicine include restorative circles, where community members come together to discuss issues and concerns in a safe and respectful environment, and restorative conferences, which bring together those who have been harmed and those responsible for the harm to find ways to repair the harm and prevent future harm.

We are committed to the ongoing evaluation and adaptation of Restorative Practices at Pennmedicine, and we welcome feedback and input from all members of our community. Our goal is to create a culture of mutual respect and understanding, where all members of our community feel valued and supported.

If you are interested in learning more about Restorative Practices at Pennmedicine please reach out to our Director of Restorative Practices ( Jack Drummond ) who can be helpful in leading you to our resources, attending one of our training sessions, or contacting us about an information session around Restorative Practices. Thank you for your interest in creating a more restorative and inclusive community here at Pennmedicine.


Jack Drummond

(He/ Him, Òun, Yeye, Él)

Inaugural Director of Restorative Practices

Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM) - University of Pennsylvania

Office of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (OIDE)

DuBois CH, Faculty Fellow

3400 Civic Center BLVD, Building 421

PCAM South Expansion, 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19104-5162

(fax) 215.573.2030