The RJRN sits within IARS and is an international, non-profit, research community that was set up to:
- disseminate cutting edge research on restorative justice
- connect researchers, policy-makers and practitioners in restorative justice worldwide
- create networking and collaboration opportunities within the international restorative justice movement
- identify best practices internationally, evaluate, promote and publish them
- push the barriers of restorative justice and create new knowledge.
RJRN has a large membership of individuals and organisations from around the world and is free to all IARS Members.
You can join IARS for £35 per year. This includes membership to the RJRN as well as a benefits package details of which can be found here.
RJRN Current Projects & Services
The RJRN is currently running a number of international programmes and services that are available to all its members. To find out how to get involved and to ask for more information contact Dr. Theo Gavrielides. These programmes are:
- The International Symposia on Restorative Justice & Human Rights
- Regular e-newsletters inlcuding updates on key policy and research news internationally - click here for an example
- E-publications including papers in leading peer review journals - click here for an example
- The seminars "Drawing together research, policy and practice for restorative justice"
Various desk publications such as "Restorative Justice Theory & Practice: Addressing the Discrepancy, Rights & Restoration within Youth Justice,
and Restorative Justice and the Secure Estate: Alternatives for Young People
What is Restorative Justice?
"Restorative Justice is an ethos with practical goals, among which is to restore harm by including affected parties in a (direct or indirect) encounter and a process of understanding through voluntary and honest dialogue.
Restorative justice adopts a fresh approach to conflicts and their control, retaining at the same time certain rehabilitative goals" (Gavrielides 2007: 139)
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