In July 2020, the Restorative Justice: Strategies for Change Irish Core Members were successful in obtaining a small grant from the Department of Justice and Equality.
The purpose of the grant is to support the group’s work in setting up a website for the project, collecting and publishing case studies that illustrate how restorative justice and restorative practices are being used across the Irish criminal justice system, and conducting a mapping exercise that assesses levels of training and usage of restorative justice in Ireland. These tasks emerged as priorities for the group following a year of close consultation and working with the Department and a wide range of criminal justice stakeholders.
Restorative Justice: Strategies for Change (RJS4C) is a cross-European project involving partners from 10 countries. You can read more about the project here.
You can read the Irish group’s national strategy for the project here.
If you want to learn more about how Ireland might develop its use of restorative justice and restorative practices in criminal justice, please see Dr. Marder’s articles in the Irish Probation Journal and on RTE.