IARS and Khulisa UK are delighted to announce the 2nd Annual Restorative Justice Expert Seminar that will be taking place at Khulisa’s offices on Thursday 23rd October (14:30 – 17:00) in 5-7 Wells Terrace, Finsbury Park, London, N4 3JU. This year, the seminar will focus on domestic violence. Full agenda here

The purpose of this seminar is to bring together key stakeholders and experts in discussing the recent findings from the first phase of IARS’ 2 year EU funded programme  " Restorative Justice in cases of domestic violence: Best practice examples between increasing mutual understanding and awareness of specific protection needs. Recent findings, as published in "Restorative Justice and Domestic Violence: A Critical Review" detail current trends, threads and opportunities in the area of domestic violence and restorative justice with particular emphasis on funding and training. The report was informed by interviews with practitioners. 

The expert seminar will update participants on the key findings of the project as well as the implications of the EC Directive on the Minimum Standards of Victims. Opportunities for collaboration will also be discussed. This is also an opportunity for key individuals and organisations to network and discuss joint funding ventures. A detailed agenda is attached below.

The seminar will be facilitated by Dr. Theo Gavrielides, founder and Director of IARS, while there will be keynotes from domestic violence experts.

These are close seminars that are provided for free to IARS members and partners only. To express an interest in attending the seminar please contact G.Loseby@iars.org.uk . If you are not an IARS member and you wish to join you can do this online via this link

Other useful links:

  • The Justice Minister for Victims as well as the EC lead on criminal justice have been confirmed as speakers at the IARS Annual Conference “A Victim-led criminal justice system?”. To read the agenda and to book click here
  • Download here the EU Directive: Establishing Minimum Standards on the Rights, Support and Protection of Victims of Crime
  • Subsidised CPD accredited training for professionals on the implementation of the EU Victims’ Directive can be accessed here. Available at the subsidised rate only until the end of November 2014.
  • A Free e-training on the Victims’ Directive targeting victims can be accessed via this link

The programme and seminar are funded by the EC under the JUST/2013/JPEN/AG/4587 grant agreement