A. Service overview and contact details
Focus of restorative justice (RJ) and restorative practices (RP) activities
WPRN is a network of representatives of many statutory, community and voluntary agencies who are experienced RP practitioners and trainers who promote RP and provide training and development opportunities.
Year of commencement (RJ/RP elements)
Waterford Restorative Practices Network (WRPN)
Unit 2, Block 4
Lacken Road Business Park
Tel: 051 379740
Head of service
Ken Sauvage, Chair
Tel: 087 225 0938
WRPN is made up of voluntary representatives from statutory, community and voluntary organisations, including the Garda Síochána, Tusla, Waterford Public Participation Network, the Probation Service, Treo, Barnardos, Waterford and Wexford Education & Training Board and Le Chéile Mentoring Service.
Staff training in RJ/RP
The network of RP trainers and facilitators is made up of people from a variety of backgrounds with diverse restorative justice and restorative practice backgrounds and qualifications. They have provided training voluntarily to people from a range of statutory, community and voluntary agencies in the past.
Twelve practitioners completed Trainer of Trainers courses with the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) and six with the childhood Development Initiative (CDI). They have delivered various training courses independently since.
Use of volunteers
Volunteer training in RJ/RP
Trained as RJ/RP trainers
Main source(s) of funding
Nature of funding
Network of members with no formal legal status.
Target client group
Waterford City and County communities.
Source of referrals
Geographic area of activity
Waterford City and County.
B. Nature of RJ/RP service
RJ/RP services provided
Support for RP training, workshops: WRPN has a pool of RP practitioners and trainers who promote RP within their agencies but also externally with multi-agency training and development. Trainers are IIRP- and CDI-accredited and deliver the following training courses:
- 1-Day RP Practitioners training
- 3-Day RP Facilitators training
- RP Circles training.
- RP Training of Trainer courses
Regular RP tutor, certification and implementation workshops are facilitated to learn how people are using RP in their own everyday settings. These workshops provide opportunities for community learning and have led to some refining of subsequent RP support and training by WRPN.
|1-Day RP Practitioners Training||17||61|
|3-Day RP Facilitators Training||94||39|
|RP Circles Training||18||26|
More than 600 professionals in Waterford received accredited training between 2014 and 2019
C. Sources of further information
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