New article, blog and research summaries published, RJS4C meets in Tallinn – May 2022 update
22nd May 2022

 May 2022 update – New article, blog and research summaries published, RJS4C meets in Tallinn

New article published – mapping restorative justice and restorative practices in Ireland

May saw the publication of an article that analyses the data we collected for the Irish mapping exercise. It is published in the International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice and is available open access, so you can download it free here. This research was funded by the Department of Justice. We hope to publish data from 2020 soon – watch this space!

Blog – An Adult Restorative Justice Strategy for Northern Ireland

This month, we published a short article on the new adult RJ strategy in the North. We are very grateful to Lisa Higgins from the Northern Ireland Department of Justice for writing this piece, which can be read here.

New research summaries available on our website

Interested in research? Check out our short summaries of key studies and papers in the field. This month, we publish three summaries from interns Tobi Coker (an RJ practice framework), Aoife Reynolds (involving victims in service design) and David Ruttledge (victim participation in RJ, time since offence and offence seriousness). Check out our range of summaries, and let us know if there is a paper or a topic you think we should publish here!

RJS4C partners from 10 countries meet in person for first time since 2019

This week, over 20 RJS4C partners from Albania, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and Scotland met in person. Read about the meeting here – their first in-person since Maynooth in April 2019. This meeting was funded by the Estonian Ministry of Justice.

Also in May, Dr. Anna Matczak from the Polish RJS4C team visited Ireland, where she met with probation officers and managers from services north and south of the border, and taught restorative justice in Maynooth and Dublin. Her visit was funded by the Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute.

Other pieces of possible interest

  • There is a great interview in the Guardian with Jacob Dunne, who met the parents of the person he killed. His new book is here, his podcast series is here, and an older interview with him about his restorative process is here.
  • There have been some relevant Irish news articles in non-criminal justice contexts, including on the potential of RJ in medical negligence cases (RTÉ) and on the relational aspects of education (Irish Times).
  • The Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation is hiring an administrator (closing 27th May).
  • The Community Safety Innovation Fund is open until June 8 – let us know if you plan to apply for something relating to RJ or RP!
  • The University of the West of England in Bristol is hosting a free, one-day conference on restorative justice and sexual violence in August – see here.
  • Trinity is hosting a conference on reconciliation in Europe from June 1-3 – see here.