RESTORATIVE APPROACHES

The Restorative Justice (RJ) process is used in many settings such as: Restorative Justice, community and family group conferencing, mediation, Referral Order Panel Meetings and Reparation Programmes. Although its origins have been in criminal matters it recent years it has been very successfully used where there has been an impasse in situations between youths and adults, schools, community groups, housing and tenants organisations and groups; residential care homes and of course the workplace.

It is a process whereby parties with a stake in a specific incident or offence collectively resolve how to deal with the aftermath of the incident or offence and its implications for the future.

The proven benefits are to achieve an early resolution which is cost effective, safer and client centred. It is an inclusive process as everyone affected is involved which gives an opportunity to rebuild relationships and everyone has equal opportunity and treatment. It empowers the individuals, builds respect and understanding and gives rise to a long-term solution to anti-social behaviour, with less likelihood of reprisals or re-offending behaviour.

This course will assist you to:

Unit 1: Overview of Restorative Justice
Understand the uses, benefits and limitations of Restorative justice

Unit 2: Deliver an effective restorative approach
Develop the skills necessary to delivery an effective restorative approach

Unit 3: Safely manage a restorative session
Develop restorative justice knowledge and skills to manage conflict

Unit 4: Apply knowledge and skills to achieve a successful outcome
Know how to adapt knowledge and skills to a restorative approach

Helpful for:
All staff and front-line officers, customer facing staff, care sector, educational and lone workers.

Duration:
One day [Dependant on uses can be two-day]