Restorative Justice: Strategies for Change (RJS4C) supports the development of restorative justice in Europe by co-creating new national strategies.
This website hosts the work of the Irish partners, including case studies, service maps and profiles, research, and other resources relating to restorative justice and restorative practices in criminal justice.
This research and website are funded by the Department of Justice.
Strategies for Change – Ireland
MH Task Force reports, RJ Forum for Blackrock College, screening of The Meeting – November 2022 (and RJ Week) update
November update - Mental Health Task Force proposes restorative justice, Restorative Justice Forum established for Blackrock College abuse Mental...
Screening of The Meeting, article on restorative youth justice, using RP to build understanding between Gardaí and Black community – October 2022 update
October update - Screening of The Meeting, article on restorative youth justice, using RP to build understanding between Gardaí and Black community...
Penal policy review, blog on data collection, tribute to Dr. Vicky Conway – September 2022 update
September update - Penal Policy Review launched, blog on data collection published, tribute to Dr. Vicky Conway Restorative justice in the...
New article on restorative youth justice in Ireland
In September 2022, academic journal Youth Justice published a new article on the use of restorative justice and restorative practices with young...
RP in the IPS College, becoming a RJ Project Officer, and Louise O’Neill in the Irish Times – August 2022 update
August update - Restorative practices in the Irish Prison Service College, becoming a Restorative Justice Project Officer, and Louise O'Neill...
Assault causing harm, producing a weapon, threats to kill – Probation Service – Victim-offender mediation
All parties received injuries requiring medical treatment; one person had been stabbed and received blows to the head and body. [They also] had experienced ongoing psychological and physical harm from the conflict surrounding the violence…
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.
Guest Blog: The Economic Case for Restorative Justice
Lucy Harris - Why me? Economic Evaluation of Restorative Justice project Restorative justice (RJ) has the power to change the lives of all those...
Building understanding between Gardaí and young Black adults in Blanchardstown: a briefing on the UBUNTU Project following Phase 2 (the dialogue process)
Dr. Ian D. Marder, Assistant Professor in Criminology, Maynooth...
An analysis of restorative justice in the Review of Policy Options for Prison and Penal Reform 2022-2024
Dr. Ian D. Marder Assistant Professor in Criminology, Maynooth University On 31 August 2022, the Minister for Justice announced that the Government...
Getting excited about data on restorative justice: the need for standardisation
Dr. Kieran O’Dwyer Independent RP Trainer and Facilitator, former RJS4C Core Member Not everyone gets excited about data and definitions. But the...
My journey to becoming a Restorative Justice Project Officer with Le Chéile
Simon Keating Restorative Justice Project Officer, Le Chéile Mentoring My journey to becoming a Restorative Justice Project Officer with Le Chéile...
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.