Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Our Work

Below you can find links to our current community-led research and policy projects. Click the photos to find out more or apply as a volunteer.

Click here to read about our past projects.


 Evaluation Services for projects & organisations

As part of our charitable mission, we are offering independent, credible and evidence-based evaluation services to like-minded projects and organisations.  Working in partnership with them to make the most of their funds and ours, we use the Theory of Change to demonstrate their impact on their benecifiaries and our society.


Restorative Justice in Cases of Domestic Violence

The main objective of the project is to investigate regulations of Restorative Justice and mediation in their practical approaches concerning the abuses of women in the family, as well as understanding under what conditions Restorative Justice is appropriate. The result will be a guide, with a set of recommendations based on evidence-based research and practice.



Restorative Justice in Europe: Safeguarding Victims & Empowering Professionals

EC funded, pan European two year project to facilitate the implementation of the EC Directives on Minimum Standards of Victims through victim led training material, guidance and safety protocols for restorative justice.


The 99% Campaign

The 99% Campaign, funded by the Nominet Trust and supported by Big Lottery, is a two year, youth-led campaign and digital participation programme that enables hundreds of young people to have a voice in democracy and dispell stereotypes.


A three-year project funded by Comic Relief aiming to generate institutional change and increased gender sensitivity in the treatment of refugee and asylum-seeking women. 



Online Training on Gender Sensitivity in the Asylum Process

Evidence-based online training programme on Gender Sensitivity in the Asylum Process as part of the three–year Comic Relief and Matrix Chambers funded project Abused No More: The Voices of Refugee and Asylum-seeking Women .


The Anne Frank Trust Young Ambassadors project: IARS Evaluation

Funded under Big Lottery's Realising Ambition programme, IARS is supporting the Anne Frank Trust in the evaluation of the Ambassadors Project, a schools intervention project, in England and Scotland over a five year period.


Embedding Race Equality in Probation

Research and policy programme generating data and evidence-based recommendations for supporting the changing criminal justice institutional and legislative changes. Funded by the London Probation Trust and support by Probation Trusts accross England and Wales.


Restorative Justice and Youth Violence In Manchester

Greater Manchester Probation Trust (GMPT) is developing a strategy for the use of restorative justice with serious youth violence, street group violence (e.g. riots) and gang related crime. The project collects evidence in putting together and helping to implement a strategy in the region.


3E Model for a Restorative Justice Strategy in Europe

An EU funded research and policy project that seeks to construct an effective, economic European strategy model for the diffusion of restorative justice as a response to crime.


 London Youth Now

An awareness raising and training project funded by Big Lottery and aiming to ensure that young people and organisations working with them can tackle race hate crime and promote community cohesion.


Youth in Action (EU Programme)

Youth in Action is the Programme the European Union has set up for young people. It aims to inspire a sense of active European citizenship, solidarity and tolerance among young Europeans and to involve them in shaping the Union's future. IARS was selected amongst many applicants for a Framework Partnership Agreement covering the period 2011-2013.


Restorative Justice Research Network (RJRN)

The RJRN is an international, non-profit, research community that was set up to connect researchers, policy-makers and practitioners in restorative justice and promote restorative justice worldwide.



Training for organisations working with young people

IARS has a history of delivering high quality training packages to organisations who work with young people. We have enabled them to work more effectively with young people through research methods training for professionals.


Training for young people

IARS programmes focus on developing young people's knowledge, skills and attitudes so that they have a better understanding of topics, such as housing rights, employment law, human rights, criminal justice system, etc.