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‘Responsibility-taking, Relationship-building and Restoration in Prisons’

Uploaded at: 2012. 02. 09.


Programme of the final conference of the project ‘Mediation and Restorative Justice in Prison Settings’

Here you can find the detailed programme of the two day-long professional conference held at the Hungarian Judicial Academy.

All of the presentations held at the conference are linked in the text, and can easily be downloaded by clicking on the presenters' names.

18 January 2012, Wednesday: Conference Day 1 

9:00-9:30    Registration

9:30-11:00    Plenary I.  

Welcoming speech by Mr. András Csóti András (Appointed Director-General, Hungarian Prison Administration) and by Dr. Gergely Bánhegyi, director of the Hungarian Judicial Academy                                                                                                                          
Setting the scene: Restorative Justice and the prison’s moral climate – some theoretical and empirical observations
Presenter: Prof. Alison Liebling (Professor of Criminology, University of Cambridge)

Chair: Dr. Borbála Fellegi (Executive director, Foresee Research Group)

11:00-11:20    Coffee break

11:30-13:00    Plenary II.

Round table discussion about the main results of the MEREPS project in the UK, Germany and Hungary:

Dr. Theo Gavrielides (Director, Independent Academic Research Studies, UK)

Prof. Arthur Hartmann (Institute for Police and Security Research, University of Applied Sciences in Public Administration, Bremen, Germany)

Dr. Tünde Barabás and Dr. Szandra Windt (National Institute of Criminology, Hungary)

Chair: Ms. Karolien Mariën (Executive officer, European Forum for Restorative Justice)

13:00-14:00    Lunch break

14:00-15:30    Parallel workshops

Workshop 1: Supporting and challenging factors of implementing mediation and RJ in prisons (Beyond the speeches of Plenary II.)

Presenters: Prof. Arthur Hartmann, Dr. Theo Gavrielides, Ms. Karolien Mariën

Chair: Dr. Theo Gavrielides

Workshop 2: Applying the restorative approach in Hungarian prisons
Presenters: Ms. Dóra Szegő (Researcher, Foresee Research Group), Mr. János Wágner (Mediator, Partners Hungary Foundation), Ms. Ildikó Batizi (Ministry of Interior)

Chair: Mr. János Wagner

15:30-16:00     Coffee break

16:00-17:30     Plenary III.: The meaning of forgiveness for victims and offenders

Presenter: Ms. Marina Cantacuzino (Founder, The Forgiveness Project, UK)

Chair: Ms. Vidia Negrea (IIRP trainer, victim support psychologist, Central Office of Justice, Hungary)

19 January 2012, Thursday: Conference Day 2

9:30-11:00    Plenary I.: The applicability of restorative practices in prisons in Hungary and in the international scene

Ms. Negrea Vídia (IIRP trainer, victim support psychologist, Central Office of Justice, Hungary)
Dr. Marian Liebmann (mediation practitioner and trainer, UK)

Chair: Dr. Erzsébet Hatvani (Chair of the Restorative Justice Committee, Hungarian Society of Criminology)

11:00-11:20    Coffee break

11:30-13:00    Plenary II.: MEREPS results from the eye of the prison governance

Roundtable discussion

Presenters: Dr. István Budai (Governor, Balassagyarmat Prison), Mr. Mihály Kovács (Head of dep., Balassagyarmat Prison), Mr. Tamás Tóth (Governor, Tököl Juvenile Prison)

Chair: Dr. Tünde Barabás

13:00-14:00    Lunch break

14:00-15:30    Plenary III.: The next steps: applying RJ in juvenile institutions

Presenter: Mr. Attila Szarka (Director, Aszód Juvenile Institute)

Main conclusions from the conference

Presenter: Prof. Dr. Péter Ruzsonyi (university professor of the National University of Public Service, Faculty of Law Enforcement)                     

Chair: Dr. Borbála Fellegi

17.00  Closure of the conference

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