US-based Restorative Justice International & UK-based Restorative Justice Research Network announce their partnership today
The Restorative Justice Research Network (RJRN), a division of the London based charity, IARS, and Restorative Justice International (RJI) are pleased to announce their partnership today, 15 August 2012. Follow @RJRNetwork
RJI is a global association and network with over 1200 members first created through the social media venue linkedin.com. RJRN sits within IARS and is an international, non-profit research community which disseminates cutting edge research on restorative justice, identifies best practices internationally, and evaluates, promotes and publishes such evidence.
" It is a great honor to work with Dr. Gavrielides and the IARS' Restorative Justice Research Network. RJI looks forward to implementing our joint vision for restorative justice on the cutting edge," said Lisa Rea, president and founder of Restorative Justice International. "Justice systems around the world are desperate for new solutions to crime and violence that will restore crime victims while changing the behavior of offenders. Restorative justice is just that answer," Rea said. "
RJI is dedicated to victims-driven restorative justice and founded by international and national restorative justice expert and public policy advocate Lisa Rea in 2009. RJI has become a "go-to" place for discussions about restorative justice and justice reform. RJI members are from around the world and include participants from the following countries: Australia, Rwanda, Canada, Spain, Netherlands, New Zealand, Ethiopia, South Africa, US, UK and others. RJI urges the use of restorative justice with all forms of violence. RJI works to develop public policy models and programs along with enabling legislative to promote restorative justice.
Dr Theo Gavrielides, Director and Founder of IARS said: “As an international research based community, the Restorative Justice Research Network (RJRN), aims to provide evidence based, community-led solutions to harm and crime. But we need partners and strong networks to share this knowledge. Therefore, it is a great pleasure and an honour to work with Restorative Justice International and its founder Lisa Rea. We are confident that this partnership will help us share best practice, training opportunities and knowledge as widely as possible”.
Notes to editors:
Professor Gavrielides' profile and publications can be accessed via here
2. RJI contact Lisa Rea email@example.com Office line 001 916 367 1307
3. IARS is a leading, international think-tank with a charitable mission to give everyone a chance to forge a safer, fairer and more inclusive society. www.iars.org.uk
4. To become a member of RJRN visit http://www.iars.org.uk/content/RJRN