First Annual Northern Ireland Restorative Conference
The importance of restorative justice in creating sustained change and resilient communities
Friday 15th September 2023, Stormont Hotel, Belfast
Registration opening soon
UNIQUIE INDENTIFICATION NUMER: RJC-NI150923
The RJC are delighted to be hosting our first annual Northern Ireland Conference in Belfast on Friday 15th September 2023. You are invited to join us as we explore the importance of restorative justice in creating sustained change and resilient communities.
During this one-day conference, we will be focusing on the following themes:
- The importance of practice standards and quality assurance
- The importance of Restorative Justice/Practice in policy decision making
- The importance of Restorative Practice in early intervention initiatives
- The importance of Restorative partnerships
Ensuring high-quality, safe and effective practice is essential if restorative practice is to develop and thrive. It is a fundamental belief of the RJC that clear standards of practice for those working across the restorative sector not only provide a quality framework, but supports those in the field to build on their capacity. Therefore, our first theme will explore the importance of practice standards and quality assurance in developing sustained change and resilient communities.
Our second theme will focus on the importance of Restorative Justice/Practice in policy decision making. The RJC recognises the importance of raising the profile of Restorative Justice/Practice across the political landscape and the value of creating opportunities for policy discussions with policy makers, but we need to ensure that policy makers fully understand the economic and policy benefits associated with restorative justice/practice. We are interested in exploring what evidence already exists and how we, as a sector, can better support politicians, policy makers and the wider public recognise the true value of Restorative Justice/Practice.
We will also explore the importance of Restorative Practice in early intervention for both children and adults, and what this looks like in practice. We know that effective early intervention can significantly improve the wellbeing of our communities and the life chances of those involved in, or at risk of engaging in, organised criminality and other social issues which lead to crisis. Understanding the root cause and supporting individuals to deal with this ultimately creates better lives for children, families and individuals. The use of restorative practice as part of early intervention initiatives within our schools, care homes and the community, teaches an understanding of others' feelings and provides opportunities to connect and communicate successfully. For young people, it empowers them to think for themselves, build trust and develop more mature responses to a difficult situation, all of which are important skills they can take into adult life.
Finally, we will explore the importance of Restorative partnerships. Working in silos rarely leads to success and therefore reduces the likelihood of achieving successful outcomes. Developing effective partnerships with education, health care, community organisations, police, criminal justice services, local and national government avoids duplication, effectively uses resources and ensures that the individuals we work with receive the best possible support. We ask the question, why is it important to develop effective operational and strategic partnerships and how do we do this?
OUR FULL CONFERENCE PROGRAMME WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON
EVENT DATE AND TIMES
Date | 15th September 2023
Start Time | 10am
Finish TIme | 4pm
Event Fees will be released shortly
BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The following Terms and Conditions apply to this event:
- Payment of the registration fee must be made prior to the event commencing. Where payment has not been received, the RJC reserves the right to cancel your registration
- CPD Attendance Certificates will only be provided to delegates with confirmed attendance
The RJC reserves the right to amend the content of the provisional programme for this event
All changes made to the programme will be communicated to registered delegates prior to the event start date
In the event that you need to cancel your event registration you can either:
1) Transfer your registration to another person
In the event that a higher fee becomes payable, the RJC will invoice this amount to the new delegate
2) Request a refund
The RJC will process this request in line with our refund schedule outlined below:
|Within 14 days of booking||100%|
|Between 15 days and 5 days of the event||50%|
|Within 4 days of the event||0%|
Refunds will only be made to the account from which the payment was received
Contact Name | James Simon
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