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Violent Radicalisation in Criminal Justice Settings: A Restorative Justice ApproachA Positive Prevention approach to Youth Radicalisation

Learn how restorative justice can be used in criminal justice settings to prevent violent radicalisation

The RJ4All International Institute is proud to offer this CPD accredited training course!


This course aims to train professionals working in formal (e.g. prisons, probation, police) and informal (e.g. in the community) criminal justice settings on how to prevent violent radicalisation. 


The sessions will be charged according to our standard rates


Professor Dr. Theo Gavrielides
If you would like to learn more about our efforts in tackling violent radicalisation check out our projects RDaVR and RADEX!


Option for Face to Face or Remote

CPD Certificates will be provided at the end of the course

Course Details

This course has six modules:

• Module 1 – Introduction to Violent Radicalization and Violent Extremism in Europe

• Module 2 – Restorative Justice Theory and the Good Lives Model

• Module 3 – Restorative Justice Practice

• Module 4 – Community engagement 

• Module 5 – Resilience, Mental Health and Neurodiversity 

• Module 6 – Trauma Informed practice

Target Groups

  • Professionals (including volunteers) working in formal and informal criminal justice settings
  • Restorative justice practitioners and researchers
  • Youth workers
  • Social inclusion and human rights organisations and professionals
  • Schools and other educational services and providers
  • Public sector professionals working on issues of crime prevention and control
  • Policy makers and researchers in the areas of justice.

Pre-course reading

This CPD session is designed to get participants to think about some of the issues for themselves personally and for their professional practices in advance of the CPD event.

All participants will have access to pre-course reading links at least two weeks prior to the CPD Event.

The course session itself might bring out a range of emotive thoughts, feelings, and insights. The aim of this one-day event is to increase participants’ own personal awareness and link this to improving individual, professional and community practices.

Our work in Preventing Violent Extremism

Professor Theo Gavrielides has strived to tackle violent radicalisation and extremism for many years.  He created his own model which is a psychosocial intervention aiming to increase resilience and prevent anti-social behaviour. 

Instead of “managing” people as “risks”, the model focuses on promoting talents and strengths and through this approach help develop positive identities. This is captured as the Good Lives Model (GLM) articulated through the values and practices of restorative justice including power sharing, dialogue, fairness, equality and autonomy. 

In addition to this, Dr. Gavrielides carried out YEIP – a three year programme that aimed to design a youth-led, positive policy prevention framework for tackling and preventing the marginalisation and violent radicalisation among young people in Europe.  

Free E-courses

If you can’t make either of the training dates, there is always the e-course

This programme can also be found in the form of a free e-course, where you can take it at your own pace. 

The e-course can be found here.

Further Reading

You might also be intrested in literature that focuses on this topic:

The Restorative justice & Violent Radicalisation in criminal justice settings: A training handbook

The purpose of the handbook is to provide more in-depth information about restorative justice for professionals working with offenders, ex-offenders, or people at risk of violent radicalisation and group violence. 

The handbook is free and can be found here.

Restorative justice & Violent Radicalisation in criminal justice settings: a comparative overview from the UK, Italy, Turkey, Spain, Ireland and Romania

This  handbook aims to provide insights into the topic of violent radicalisation and the usage of restorative dialogue for its’ prevention and reduction/combat. 

The handbook is also free and can be found here.

You can watch the live training course that took place in 2022 by clicking here.

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