New Restorative Justice & Practices Skills Course Launched

Strathclyde Law School's Centre for Law, Crime & Justice is delighted to launch our new Restorative Justice & Practices Essential Skills On-Line Course

Strathclyde is the only place on mainland Britain to offer this world-renowned course. It will provide participants with a unique opportunity to gain foundational skills in Restorative Practice which are applicable to a wide range of situations in which persons have been harmed.

There is increasing demand for restorative practices in a wide variety of contexts. Restorative Practices (including Restorative Justice) is a process that brings together those harmed and those responsible for the harm to safely discuss the harm and how it might be set right.

International research suggests RJ can help people to recover from harm, encourage those involved to think again, and provide a more satisfying experience for all involved.

World-Class Training

The course will be led by Tim Chapman who is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading trainers and thinkers in restorative justice.  The Chair of the European Forum on Restorative Justice, Tim has delivered restorative justice and practices training in many parts of the world and has conducted and published extensive research.

Learn Together Online.

This Intensive Online Course offers participants the opportunity to come together to learn and develop 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.

Who is the Course For?

The Essential Skills Course is for a very wide range of people in Scotland and across the globe, including for example: 

  • lawyers
  • social workers
  • criminal justice workers, probation/corrections officers
  • teachers and those working in education
  • faith groups
  • youth and community workers
  • those working in prisons and custodial settings
  • members of the third sector
  • recent graduates wishing to add distinctive skills to complement their academic repertoire.

Prof Cyrus Tata, Director of the Centre for Law, Crime & Justice commented:

“There is increasing use of Restorative Justice throughout the world and growing interest in Scotland. But while there is increasing demand for Restorative Practices, it is widely recognised that there need more people skilled in delivering Restorative Practices. This course will help.

We are thrilled, therefore, to announce that the Skills Course will be led by the internationally-renowned trainer Tim Chapman. He brings an extraordinary wealth of knowledge and experience as one of the world’s foremost practitioners and thinkers about Restorative Justice, and as a brilliant educator and trainer. Participants will learn from and with the very best.“

The Essential Skills Course will run every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon for five from 16th February for five weeks.

To find out more and to book your place: