Developing Restorative Justice in Scotland

Mary Munro and Cyrus Tata (Law School's Centre for Law, Crime & Justice) have secured funding for a programme of public events on Developing Restorative Justice in Scotland.

Restorative justice (RJ) is a process that brings together those harmed by crime and those responsible for the harm to safely discuss the harm and how it might be set right. International research suggests RJ can help victims recover from harm, encourage those involved in crime to desist from offending, and provide a more satisfying experience of the justice process.

The programme events is funded by Scottish Universities Insight Institute, beginning in March and ending in the autumn.

The programme is being led at Strathclyde in collaboration with Steve Kirkwood and Fiona Jamieson (Edinburgh University).

Strathclyde’s first Intensive Skills Course on Restorative Practices which will be led by the internationally renowned trainer Tim Chapman. This Intensive Course offers participants the opportunity to learn the skills required to facilitate restorative conferences and circles. It includes training in the engagement and preparation of people who have been harmed and people responsible for harm, their supporters and the community. Due to the active nature of the learning places are limited – early booking is strongly advised.