Community Restorative Justice Ireland awarded Registered Training Provider status

The RJC is pleased to announce that Community Restorative Justice Ireland (CRJI) have been awarded Registered Training Provider status.

Jim Simon, the RJC’s chief executive said:

“I would like to congratulate CRJI on this achievement. Being awarded Registered Status demonstrates their commitment to designing and delivering high-quality training which meets our rigorous national standards. Those accessing training delivered by the CRJI team can be confident in the quality of training being provided.”

Founded in 1998, CRJI aspires to build a tolerant, responsive, and inclusive community by providing restorative justice services to local areas. As part of their core offer, CRJI offers a range of free restorative training to community and statutory workers, supporting their personal and professional development including their Restorative Practices Programme (STARS – Striving Towards a Restorative Society).

“A notable strength is the supportive and inclusive journey that is offered to the community to ensure that learners feel valued and respected. Training programmes have clearly been developed to ensure that participants leave with the skills to be restorative in their day to day lives.”

RJC Registration Decision Report (April 23)

The STARS project delivers a mix of online and in-person trainings and workshops so that participants can learn restorative intervention techniques and build their ability to provide services. Participants receive education in restorative justice, its underlying theories, youth services, and family support, in addition to other subjects tailored to their needs. Participants are also partnered with experienced restorative justice practitioners, who mentor participants and support them in their education process.

CRJI also offer a wide range of accredited training with one-to-one mentoring to support individuals on their restorative journey. The primary objective is to expand their community’s knowledge of restorative practices and increase its capacity to apply restorative practices in everyday work and life.

Throughout the Registration process, CRJI demonstrated they meet the required standards set out in our Registered Training Framework which sets out how restorative training providers should work.

Sinead Murphy, Training Officer and Advocate, CRJI said:

“CRJI are thrilled to be continuing to work alongside the Restorative Justice Council on the development of our training and providing opportunities for people across all areas of work to learn about Restorative Justice and Restorative Practices ensuring that the appropriate standards are being met.”

To find out more about CRJI’s training offer, contact the team on 02890 301521 or email  You can also find further information on their website.