Restorative Justice Events and Resources
We have been holding various, interesting events on the topic of Restorative Justice through our Learning Circle on Restorative Justice in Higher Education.
Below you can find information, resources and recordings for all of them.
There are also many resources at our open-access:
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Restorative Justice in Higher Education Network
If you would like to meet others with an interest in RJ in HE, consider joining the Restorative Justice in Higher Education network which gives members the opportunity to come together virtually to introduce initiatives, share strategies for growth and embedding of activities, and begin to develop solutions to common problems in a supportive environment.
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WIHEA RJ in HE Learning Circle: Valued Partners
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This symposium brought together experts with experience of RJ in a range of contexts, who examined the rationale, extent and effectiveness of restorative justice and its place in a higher education setting as a possible way to repair harm and re-educate the harmer about the needs and values of the university community.
Following on from the WIHEA Symposium 'Restorative Justice in Higher Education' on 22 April 2021 which looked at the higher education context generally, this webinar represented an opportunity for staff and students at Warwick to explore how restorative justice (RJ) practices may fit within our practices, for example, in teaching or dealing with disagreement or discipline (such as plagiarism).
Seminar: An online screening of a film on RJ 'Circles' with live talk with filmmaker Cassidy Friedman and the central character, Eric Butler
The event showed the Circles documentary and then presented an after-talk with the central character, Eric Butler, and the film director, Cassidy Friedman, who discussed the film, their relationship and their experience of using restorative justice in an education setting.
Restorative justice provides an alternative approach to dealing with sexual harm. In this symposium, we explored what restorative justice can offer victims/survivors, the risks and benefits of taking part in restorative processes, and whether restorative justice can contribute to the prevention of sexual harm on campus by effecting cultural change.
Jacob Dunne has personal experience of restorative justice. At the age of 18, he killed a man with a single punch. In prison, he was introduced to the man's parents through a restorative justice programme. This talk explains his experiences and what he learnt about accountability and restorative approaches.
Jacob engaged staff and students in a discussion as to whether there is a place for Restorative Justice in Higher Education.
It can be difficult to know how to begin becoming a restorative university. Speaker Suzanne Belleci (Center for Restorative Practises, Amhurst College), shared her experiences of introducing restorative practises into the university.
Susie Belleci and Fabio Ayala from Amherst College visited Warwick in July 2023 to deliver an in-person workshop for attendees from across the UK HE sector.
This video shows the presentations on Restorative Justice (RJ) delivered in March 2023 by Nicole McClean and Kim Charles from Remedi Restorative Services and Dr Jane Bryan, Reader in Law at Warwick University Law School. Nicole and Kim deliver RJ in criminal cases within the West Midlands.
It also features a showing of the video “Repairing the Harm” produced by Why Me? For more information visit why-me.org
The event was hosted by U3A Sherborne and was organised by Coventry RJ Forum as part of its Restorative Stories project supported by the University of Warwick.
Watch experienced restorative facilitators conduct a mock restorative justice ‘conference’ in a HE-relevant case to understand how restorative approaches can support a person who caused harm and the person they have harmed.