Restorative Justice: Strategies for Change (RJS4C) aims to support the development of restorative justice across Europe. In ten countries, a core group of four persons – the ‘Core Members’ – are collaborating with local policymakers, practitioners, researchers, activists and other interested parties – the ‘Stakeholder Group’ – to co-create national strategies to guide their work.

This website hosts the work of the Irish partners. Focusing on the criminal justice system, we collected case studies illustrating the use of restorative justice and restorative practices, and conducted a mapping exercise on the training and use of restorative justice. We also published other resources to help increase knowledge of restorative justice and practices in Ireland, and support the development of services, policies and practices in this area. 

This research and website are funded by the Department of Justice.

Restorative Justice:
Strategies for Change – Ireland

Service Map

With funding from the Department of Justice, RJS4C Ireland is map the training and use of restorative justice and restorative practices in Irish criminal justice. 

You can see our initial findings here; please contact us if you have any further information for us to include.

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Our Strategy

In June 2019, RJS4C Ireland published its national strategy to develop restorative justice in Ireland.


On our Resources pages, you can find a wide range of information, including links to Irish laws, strategies and policies, summaries of research, and videos, podcasts, news stories and other multimedia resources on restorative justice in Ireland and elsewhere in the world.

Please let us know if there is anything else that you would like us to include in these pages, or any research that you would like us to summarise.