Restorative justice researcher and practitioner conference
The Restorative Justice Council is partnering with Nottingham Trent University to host a conference for restorative justice researchers and practitioners. The workshop will take place on Monday 17 September at Nottingham Conference Centre, and will bring together academics, practitioners and service delivery organisations to explore the nature of restorative practice across England and Wales and discuss joint problem-solving. The purpose of the event is to explore recent developments in theory and share learning between practitioners and researchers, to inform problem-solving, policy, and the direction of future academic research.
The event will be hosted by Fionnuala Ratcliffe of the Restorative Justice Council, Prof Jonathan Doak (Nottingham Law School), Prof David O’Mahony (University of Essex) and Dr Kerry Clamp (University of Nottingham). Some of the key questions for discussion include:
- What are the main forms of restorative interventions that are being used across different settings?
- How is restorative justice and restorative practice defined and communicated?
- How far does restorative practice research inform practice, and vice versa?
- How is best practice shared?
- How can successful restorative practice best be defined and measured?
- How can we work together to understand and improve participation in restorative justice?
- How far does / should restorative principles be applied in cases where there are potential power imbalances (e.g adults vs children, domestic violence, sexual violence)?
- What are other key challenges that lie ahead in terms of embedding restorative practice and enhancing best practice?
The event is free, but places are limited and early registration is advised. More details and the agenda for the day will be posted closer to the time.
30 Burton Street
Nottingham, NG1 4BU
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