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RJweek/2023

Restorative Justice Week 2023 approaches with a profound philosophy: it views crime and conflict as harm inflicted upon people and relationships. This non-adversarial, healing-centered approach emphasises victim recovery, offender accountability, and community involvement.

Under the theme “Inspiring Innovation,” this year’s Restorative Justice Week invites us to explore, educate, and celebrate as we work towards moving Restorative Justice from the margins to the mainstream. At RJ4All, we are unwavering in our dedication to this cause. Each year, from November 19th to November 26th, we share insightful resources, organise free events, and promote inspiring narratives from our vibrant community, all aimed at raising awareness of the transformative potential of restorative justice.

RJ4All stands as the leading international network of restorative justice researchers, practitioners, and organisations. If you share our belief in the power of restorative justice and our collective international mission, we invite you to join us in this noble endeavour. From global to local work, we are demonstrating the empowerment of restorative justice! You can also join our Restorative Justice Research Network group, the largest Facebook group about restorative justice!

 Monday – 20/11/23

Tuesday – 21/11/23

Wednesday – 22/11/23

Thursday – 23/11/23

Friday – 24/11/23

Theme

 RJ and Victim Empowerment

RJ in Conflict

RJ and Radicalisation and Extremism

RJ and Domestic Violence

RJ and Youth Empowerment

Activity Highlights

RJ Circle at RJ4All Rotherhithe Community Centre (4 PM – 5.30 PM)

Chat with RJ4All at Surrey Quays Shopping Centre (9 AM – 1 PM)

Rotherhithe Neighbourhood Policing Team – Police Outreach

Chat with RJ4All at Surrey Quays Shopping Centre (1 PM – 5 PM)

RJ4All Youth Empowerment Board outreach activities

Restorative Justice Series

Introducing the Restorative Justice Series, a publication by RJ4All Publications that takes a deep dive into the realms of social sciences and the forefront of research in restorative justice, criminal justice, equality, and human rights.

This series is a treasure trove of knowledge, addressing a wide array of topics that range from preventing violent radicalisation in criminal justice settings to exploring the power of restorative justice art in cultural integration. With each publication, we aim to shed light on innovative approaches and findings that contribute to the advancement of restorative justice and its far-reaching implications.

Whether you are an academic, practitioner, or simply someone passionate about these vital subjects, the Restorative Justice Series serves as an invaluable resource, offering insights, research findings, and training materials that enrich our understanding of these critical domains. Dive into the wealth of knowledge and discover how restorative justice is making a profound impact on society, from global issues to local contexts.

RJ4All Publications is the publishing arm of the RJ4All International Institute, and the publisher of the leading international, peer-reviewed Internet Journal of Restorative Justice (IJRJ®) and the Youth Voice Journal (YVJ™).

Social media toolkits & Blogs

Are you passionate about joining us to raise your voice for Restorative Justice Week? Our Social Media Toolkit is your key to spreading the message and making a meaningful impact. Stay tuned for the release next week, packed with sample messages, knowledge about restorative justice, and the community’s stories and thoughts. Get ready to inspire, educate, and celebrate with us! #RJWeek

Introducing the annual blog from our Director and Founder, Theo Gavrielides, for #RJWeek:

Come out, come out, wherever you are, restorative justice!

“International restorative justice week is about celebrating and acknowledging achievements. But it is also an opportunity to look back, be self-critical and through honest feedback try to improve. There is so much potential in this bio-power called restorative justice! This year, I decided to address one more myth about restorative justice i.e. that it exists widely with plenty of practitioners and community leaders delivering it.

The reader of this blog will know that I have the right to claim safely that the restorative justice practice is so scant that it can hardly be identified for basic, viable research – let alone map it! It, therefore, leaves me with questions of true intentions when I see attempts to map, register or index it!”

“Everywhere you turn people seem to be buzzing about restorative justice. What is all the hype about? Is it the next “miracle cure” for the over incarceration of humanity? Is it just some fad that will be replaced with the next movement next season? Does it work and is it worth it? “

– Terri Anne, RJ4All’s volunteer –

Read her critical blog below.

“The Victims and Prisoners Bill was proposed by the House of Commons in the UK Parliament and remained outstanding for years. The law proposal aims to make provisions for victims of criminal conduct and others affected. As such, the bill aims to integrate and amend parts of the Criminal Justice Act (2003).”

– Lorenzo Izzi, RJ4All’s intern –

Read his insightful blog below.

Webinars

As part of RJ4All’s Youtube channel, we are pleased to offer this webinar series by Prof. Theo Gavrielides.

 

Webinars are added on a continuous basis and cover themes such as what is restorative justice as well as its application within the criminal justice system, schools, the community and much more. Sign up to our channel to receive notifications for new webinars, which you are welcome to use for yourself or your teaching.

Videos

What a better way to learn about restorative justice and the various topics that will be touched upon during International RJ Week than through the medium of video! Check out the various videos below to begin your learning journey today! For more content check out the RJ4All Youtube channel here!

Building the first restorative post code in the world: From theory to practice

RJ4All has set off on an exciting journey building the first restorative post code in the world. Starting from our home in SE16 London find out what we are doing to achieve this vision in 5 years. Narrated by RJ4All’ Founder and Director Dr. Theo Gavrielides.

E-courses

PREVENTING SEXUAL ORIENTATION BASED CYBER-BULLYING

PREVENTING YOUTH RADICALISATION

ADDRESSING SOCIAL MARGINALISATION

Publications

The Internet Journal of Restorative Justice (IJRJ)

The Internet Journal of Restorative Justice (IJRJ®) is the leading, international peer-reviewed journal on restorative justice. It was established in 2012 to push the boundaries of criminal justice by adopting a unique, practical approach to researching and investigating restorative justice. It is indexed and ranked by Scopus, Kudos, The European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS), Criminal Justice Abstracts and EBSCO.

The IJRJ® is a double-blind, peer reviewed international journal that publishes articles of the highest standard from various areas of expertise including, but not limited, to restorative practices in schools, neighbourhoods, organisations and businesses, family matters and (youth) care, the criminal and juvenile justice systems, prisons and the community. We are also interested in pushing the normative and philosophical boundaries of restorative justice. The IIJRJ® is committed to nurturing fresh thinking and innovation. Ultimately, we want to affect positive change and improve the experience and image of justice.

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