New Abstract - Conference 2020

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The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has brought into stark relief the altruism of many who work for essential services and the deep-rooted structual violence endured by many communities within our societies. Restorative justice principles and practices can play a significant role in making our 'systems' much more person-centered and a means of building resilient and stronger communities and families. Thus, the focus of the 2nd annual RJC conference is 'Reform: Restore. 

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



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.



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 resotrative 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.


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.