This special edition of the Prison Service Journal, available here, looks at Restorative Justice (RJ) and in particular its use in prisons. It contains the latest research from the UK, New Zealand and Australia as well as an article from IARS Founder and Director, Dr Theo Gavrielides, an excerpt of which is included below.
By Dr Theo Gavrielides
It’s January and the time of year for new year resolutions. Whether or not you have made some I think you would agree with me that it is always a good idea to work on your personal and professional development. At IARS International Institute we are continually developing training for professionals to support them in their work with some of Europe’s most vulnerable groups and this year we are offering members the chance to get trained for free.
Research conducted by the IARS International Institute indicates that BME young carers constitute one of the most, if not the most, marginalised and neglected groups by policy makers, the current administration and independent funders and educators. IARS's work forms part of the EU funded Care to Work project and the findings are now backed up by the December Children’s Commissioner study on the current services provided to young carers by local authorities.
The IARS International Institute seeks to appoint two confident Projects' Coordinators to develop and deliver the Institute’s equalities and justice projects respectively.