Restoring Community

Putting Theory into Practice: The Restorative Way

This conference will spotlight the City and County of Swansea, which is bringing restorative practices training and services to those who work with children and young people in the area. Teachers, police, social workers and a variety of agencies throughout the city have recieved training programs developed by the International Institute for Restorative Practices.

Plenary speakers include Jack Straw, Chief Executive of the Swansea Council; Lizzie Nelson, Director of the Restorative Justice Council; Marian Quinne, CEO, CDI West Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland; and Val Keitch, Manager, South Somerset Community Justice Panel.

This interdisciplinary conference will not only feature the accomplishments in Swansea, but will include community groups, educationalists, social care and criminal justice professionals from across the UK & Ireland who, in brief plenaries and a series of breakout sessions, will share their experiences in effectively using restorative practices.

Who should attend? Social workers, teachers, school administrators, probation officers, police, researchers, community volunteers, criminologists, counselors, academics, judges, policy makers, prison officers and others.

A participatory experience. Many of our plenary speakers and 50-minute workshop presenters are practitioners and those actually implementing and sustaining restorative practices and services on the ground.

Register details can be found here. There's a 10% Discount for Restorative Justice Council (RJC) Members.