Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

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IARS Press Release: "Victims’ Commissioner's First Major Review Fails Victims"

Today, the Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales, Baroness Newlove, published her first major review looking at compliance with the Victims’ Code.


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PRESS RELEASE: The IARS International Institute

IARS begins the celebration of its 10th year anniversary with the exciting announcement that it has been approved as an “International Institute”. Originally set up in Theo Gavrielides' kitchen, this important development in IARS’ history acts as a testament to the quality of its work, both in the UK and internationally.


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Restorative Justice Extending Empathy Workshop

A series of workshops entitled “Restorative Justice Extending Empathy” will be hosted by Canterbury Christ Church University with main focus on empathy development through the lenses of various professions including RestorativeJustice, Theatre and Design.


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CPD accredited Training Event: Victims' Rights in Restorative & Criminal Justice - 22nd January

We are pleased to announce that we will be hoding a CPD accredited training event "Victims' Rights in Restorative and Criminal Justice" on Thursday 22nd January 2015 - 10 am - 13:00pm at the Canada Water Library (21 Surrey Quays Road, London SE16 7AR).


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Grants of up to £150,000 for IARS' Partners: Expressions of Interest - Impact Readiness Fund

As one of the approved providers for the Impact Readiness Fund we are looking for social ventures with an ambition to grow and become sustainable. A £1.5 million worth fund managed by the Social Investment Business for the Cabinet Office aims to support social ventures to understand and improve their social impact with a view to attract social investment and win contracts.


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Happy Human Rights Day: Bridging the human rights gap in criminal justice

On this year's international human rights day, I offer my reflections on a human centered criminal justice system. These were generated following the 19th and 20th of November IARS’ 3rd Annual International Conference – A victim-led Criminal Justice System?  which I had the honour of chairing. Over 20 countries were represented including South Africa, Canada, Sierra Leone, the US, Cyprus, Germany, the Netherlands, Bulgaria, Greece, and Spain.


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IARS PRESS RELEASE: Victims' rights - changing the law and mindsets

Over 20 countries were represented at the IARS 3rd Annual International Conference – A victim-led Criminal Justice System?  that took place on 19-20 November marking International Restorative Justice Week.


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Are the voices of young people being heard? Still a long way to go...

Following the successful conclusion of the London Youth Now programme, IARS is pleased to announce the release of its evaluation report "Youth Voices Matter". The report is the output of the 5-year Big Lottery funded the "London Youth Now" programme.