The 2nd Annual Restorative Justice Council Conference

EXTENDED | Call for abstracts

Thank you to all those who have submitted abstracts to present at our 2nd Annual Restorative Justice Council Conference. We have an exciting programme planned for the 2-days however, to ensure we deliver a well balanced conference we will be extending our call for abstracts until the 24th September 2020. 

Specifically, we invite abstracts that provide insight into how we might build stronger and more just societies together. This could be in the form of personal experiences, experimental practice and/or research findings on the use of restorative justice/practices:

  • in different cultures in the UK and abroad.
  • to respond to social injustice or inequalities.
  • in different settings such as the community, housing, criminal justice, education, health, social care and the workplace.

Abstracts can be submitted for consideration in one of the following five session types that will be run during the course of the two-day conference:

Session Type Example
Paper Abstracts submitted for this type of session will involve individual papers on experiences, practices and/or research findings. The selection committee will combine papers of a similar theme into one parallel session
Panel Abstracts submitted for this type of session will involve a group of individuals proposing up to a maximum of four papers on a specific topic to be presented in one parallel session. The purpose is to provide a platform for the advancement of experiences, research and/or practice on a particular area of restorative justice/practice.
Skills Workshop Abstracts submitted for this type of session will involve participants with hands-on experience delivering and sharing skills/practices with attendees.
Poster Presentations Poster presentations give an overview of an area of research or practice that is visually presented on a single sheet. Unlike oral presentations, viewers can engage with the presenter informally over the course of an extended period of time.


Participants can contribute to the programme of speakers by completing this online form with an abstract of no more than 150 words. All abstracts must be submitted in English

Sessions will run for 90-minutes and include three presentations. Presentations will be 15 or 20 minutes long, depending on how many papers are in the panel, to ensure there is enough time for Q&A with the audience. The extended deadline for the call for abstracts is 24th September.

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by our communications committee and a decision will be communicated to applicants by the 2nd October. Where abstracts are accepted, the title, names and contact details of the presenters will be included in the final programme of the event. Please note that all presenters must be registered and have paid for the conference in order to be listed in the conference programme.