This year for RJ week we are shining the spotlight on our members and the valuable work that many of them do in the field of Restorative Justice. Our first blog comes from members, Restorative Solutions CIC and focuses on their Restorative Prison programme applying restorative approaches within the prison community. If you are interested in finding out more about Restorative Solutions please get in touch, or visit their website - http://www.restorativesolutions.org.uk/
Happy International Restorative Justice week 2017! As has become customary on RJ week our Director, Dr. Theo Gavrielides, has been reflecting on restorative processes and their strengths & weaknesses. In his latest blog Dr. Gavrielides reflects on declining public trust and asks whether Restorative Justice is doing enough to address the inbalances in our societies' power structures.
The Standard claimed this week that thousands of British children have identified as ISIS supporters, or potential extremists, as radicalisation of young people becomes more prevalent. Extremism has become more common in the last few years, with Al Qaeda affiliated groups and the So-Called Islamic State claiming responsibility for terrorist attacks across Great Britain. The far right has also been emerging as hate crime increases in the wake of Brexit. What, therefore, is the Government doing to stop this and what should it be doing?
Yesterday, in collaboration with the Evelyn Oldfield Unit, the IARS Women’s Advisory Board run its first Victims’ Rights training BY and FOR refugee and migrant women. The workshop was held at the premises of Evelyn Oldfield Unit and brought together 21 migrant and refugee women, empowering them to understand and claim their rights under the EU Victims Directive.