Over 70 delegates from the fields of practice, policy and research attended the seminar which launched the IARS report "Restorative Justice and the Secure Estate: Alternatives for Young People".
The delegates had an opportunity to discuss NOMS current policy and future direction for the use of restorative justice in the secure estate. The Youth Justice Board also gave some key updates particularly around capacity building for youth offending teams, further research and a strategy for the juvenile secure estate. The use of restorative justice in prison settings was put in context with the presentations of key projects.
The IARS report is based on a three year research programme that looked at the use of restorative justice practices in prisons. The fieldwork was carried out in the UK with a particular focus on young people in custody.
Click here for presentation by Bill Kerslake (Head of Effective Sentences YJB)
Click here for presentation by Rebecca Newby (NOMS Directorate of Commissioning & Commercial)
Click here for presentation by Marina Cantacuzino (Director, the Forgiveness Project)
Click here for presentation by Jemma Jewkes (HMP Gloucester).
Young people from the 99% Campaign interviewed and filmed the delegates. The films will be uploaded on the 99% Campaign website. The event was carried out as part of the high profile 99% Campaign aiming to dispel stereotypes and promote positive stories on young people.
The event and the IARS report are part of the "Mediation and Restorative Justice in Prison Settings" project (MEREPS), funded by EU Grant agreement no JLS/2008/JPEN/015-30-CE-0267156/0039. For more information contact [email protected]