Today, new data are released on the views of victims on restorative justice. The research is part of the European Commission funded project "Restorative Justice in Europe: Safeguarding Victims and Empowering Professionals" (RJE) run by the user-led, international think-tank, IARS, and delivered in partnership with other EU countries.
Plans to cut legal aid for solicitors’ services will further undermine the current difficulties in accessing legal aid for the refugee and asylum seeking community. These complications in accessing legal services have been highlighted by IARS’ current user-led research, and have been carried out by refugee and asylum-seeking women who use their own experiences to build this research.
IARS is pleased to announce the publication of "Mind the Gap: Quality without Equality in Transforming Rehabilitation" a peer reviewed paper in the Special Edition of the British Journal of Community Justice. The paper presents findings from IARS' recent research and evaluation of the services provided by the London Probation Trust, making evidence-based recommendations for the Government's Transforming Rehabilitation programme.
IARS PRESS RELEASE: Happy International Human Rights Day: 65 years later and still lessons are to be learned
Policy makers, academics, researchers and representatives of community sector organisations came together on the 6th of December at IARS Annual Conference, entitled “Listening to Community Evidence: Gender, Race and Restorative Justice”.
We are pleased to announce the receipt of a new grant from the European Union to carry out the two year project “Restorative justice in cases of domestic violence: Best practice examples between increasing mutual understanding and awareness of specific protection needs”.
New research on 3 crucial policy areas, race & the criminal justice system, gender & abuse, and restorative justice & rehabilitation, will be launched and debated at IARS much anticipated Annual Conference 2013.
IARS is celebrating International Restorative Justice Week 2013 (17th to 24th November) under the theme “Inspiring Innovation” and it is aiming to raise awareness on restorative justice across UK, Europe and internationally.