A new draft protocol governing the use of restorative interventions in the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland has been published. Then-justice minister Naomi Long last year ordered a review of the 2007 protocol which governs the work of community-based restorative justice (CBRJ) organisatio
Community Restorative Justice Ireland (CRJI) has had its funding suspended by Northern Ireland's Executive Office after concerns were raised about its financial and corporate governance. The Executive Office is the single largest funder of CRJI and has funded it to the tune of £1.2 million in
Restorative justice is becoming more common in Ireland but is "still not being used to its full potential", new research has found. A second mapping exercise by researchers at Maynooth University School of Law and Criminology has found that the six main providers delivered 1,056 restorative justice
Northern Ireland's first-ever adult restorative justice strategy has been launched. The strategy, which runs from 2022-2027 and was developed in conjunction with statutory, voluntary and community sector partners, aims to better meet the needs of, and provide redress for the harm caused to victims o
National action plans to develop and use restorative justice should be developed and implemented by all Council of Europe countries, a conference of European justice ministers has concluded. The Council of Europe conference of justice ministers, held in Venice from Monday to Tuesday, adopted the "Ve
The Probation Board for Northern Ireland (PBNI) has launched a new restorative justice practice framework setting out its ambition to become the leading organisation for the delivery of restorative practices for adults at all stages of the criminal justice system. As one of the first steps in implem
A new website exploring the use of restorative justice and practices in the Irish criminal justice system has been launched with funding from the Department of Justice. The restorativejustice.ie website has been launched by the Restorative Justice: Strategies for Change (RJS4C) project and hosts the
The government reaffirmed its commitment to restorative justice at a webinar co-hosted with Restorative Justice: Strategies for Change (RJS4C).
A consultation on an adult restorative justice strategy for Northern Ireland has been launched today. The Department of Justice is consulting on its plans to make restorative justice "second nature, not separate nature, within the criminal justice system and its accredited partner organisations".
Irish judges, prosecutors and defence lawyers have been urged to consider using restorative justice following the launch of a new cross-European project aimed at promoting its benefits.