November 18th to 25th is International Restorative Justice Week 2012, with related events happening all over the world.
As part of their commitment to reduce violence, help heal communities and provide services that stop people from committing further offences, the Greater Manchester Probation Trust (GMPT) wants to develop a strategy for the use of restorative justice with serious youth violence, street group violence (e.g. riots) and gang related crime.
As part of its commitment to improve its services to black and minority ethnic (BME) groups, the London Probation Trust (LPT) embarked on a journey to review current strategies, and develop new policies and practices. IARS has been appointed as an advisor and a partner in this journey.
In the UK and internationally, restorative justice is slowly reconciling its differences with the notion of incapacitation and the practice of imprisonment.
The Reducing Reoffending Third Sector Advisory Group (RRG) have produced a report outlining their recommendations for reducing offending amongst girls and women.
In addition to the Restorative Justice seminars that Professor Theo Gavrielides, IARS Founder and Director, and Ben Lyon, IARS Restorative Justice Advisor, are currently giving in Chile, Dr.
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