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Restoratove Justice Council CPD: How research informs and improves the process and outcomes of restorative justice


4th March 2014

Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2ND


This one day event will outline the research into the key needs of victims and how the restorative process engages victims and enables them to have their needs met. It will also outline the research into desistence from offending and how the restorative process supports desistance. Delegates will be presented with research findings and work interactively to apply this knowledge to practice using scenarios. There will also be an opportunity to gain an insight into the narrative dialogue method of restorative practice developed at the University of Ulster.


Learning outcomes

By the end of the event participants will be able to:

  • Review the findings of research in restorative justice
  • Consider research findings’ application to practice
  • Identify the limitations and risks of research
  • Provide an example of evidence based practice


Target audience

Any practitioner who has completed restorative justice facilitation training and will be working in either the adult or youth criminal justice system.



Tim Chapman is a lecturer in the Restorative Practices Masters Programme at the University of Ulster. He and Hugh Campbell designed the Northern Irish Youth Conference process and trained the conference facilitators. Since 2003 he has delivered accredited training on restorative practices to youth justice workers, police officers, prison officers, social workers, youth workers, community workers and teachers. Tim is currently leading on two major European-wide research programmes into restorative justice in civil society and the training of the judiciary in restorative justice.


Time and cost

10am to 4pm, members £100, non-members £140.

An early bird discount of £20 applies to all bookings made at least one month in advance.

Three places are reserved for volunteers who are RJC members at a 90% discount. Use the promotional code VOL1.

For more information please visit the Restorative Justice Council website.