Restorative Justice Awareness Week: Think restoratively
Tue, 19 Nov 2019

Restorative Justice is the process of bringing together victims of crime and offenders to discuss the impact of the crime, try to repair the harm caused and find a positive way forward. 

But although it is primarily linked with offenders and victims, restorative justice can be transferable to any type of conflict or problem.

The council’s youth offending service is supporting International Restorative Justice Awareness Week by spreading awareness about restorative justice and practices.

Restorative approaches can be utilised with anyone we come into contact with – it is an inclusive approach ensuring everyone has a voice and feels heard.

Some examples of where restorative approaches may be utilised are:

  • In the office, resolving conflicts, increasing staff morale and dealing with issues in a restorative way to prevent escalation
  • Conflict management in dealing with customers
  • Dealing with conflict in families
  • Dealing with bullying and conflicts in schools, reducing exclusions.

Think restoratively

  • Do you feel inclusive?
  • Do you feel respected?
  • Is everyone being heard?
  • Do you ever repair harm caused?
  • Or restore relationships?
  • Are you accountable for your actions?
  • How do you gain engagement?
  • Do you work WITH people?

Interested? For more information, please contact Sarah Sherwood by email on sarah.sherwood@eastriding.gov.uk


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