The Limerick Restorative Practice Project and Le Cheile Mentoring are proud to present a series of events as part of this year's Restorative Justice Week (22nd-26th November).
Monday 22nd November 1-2pm - Online Seminar “Working Restoratively: Public Perception vs Strategic Direction” The aim of this seminar is to determine if the general public believe that restorative interventions are worthwhile/beneficial to victims. We "professionals" might think the message is clear, but how clear is it actually? To find out we are going to do a vox pop with the public and get people's reactions. Then on the 22nd we will have Dr. Ian Marder chair a panel discussion on the vox pop (which you'll get to see and hear) with panelists such as Ollie Kennedy, Assistent Superintendent, An Garda Siochana, Edel Kelly, GYDP Best Practice Unit and Ursula Fernee, Probation Service. Should be a really interesting feedback exercise and discussion and will be a great opportunity to pose questions to experts in the field. Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/185665659987.
Tuesday 23rd November 10-11:30am - FREE Online Training “Art of Engagement - Janine Carroll” Back by popular demand this workshop, by one of the world's leading practitioners, will show you how restorative enquiry can help various parties come to recognise their needs and what they need to do in order to help heal. It is an approach founded on restorative principles of respect, dignity, curiosity and autonomy and can be applied within the statutory agencies, but also within schools, families or the community. Janine Carroll herself is the director Restorative Now, based in London, and has 30 years experience in the field. The workshop is limited to just 24 places. Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/185672741167
Wednesday 24th November “Narrative4 Story Exchange” What happens when five young people who have been through the criminal justice system and five Gardai sit down together to share stories and literally inhabit the other person's viewpoint and experience? This is what we aim to find out through the medium of Narrative4 story exchanges. Narrative4 believe the shortest distance between two people is a story and they operate all over the world helping to build empathy and break down barriers (this event is invitation only)
Friday 26th November 10:30-1pm “Human Library, 'Harm' Art Workshop and Restorative Circle - Limerick Milk Market ” To wrap up the week, there is a public event in the Milk Market, Limerick. As part of this there will be a "human library" where members of the public can meet various people involved in the criminal justice system and hear their stories as well as getting an opportunity to ask questions of front-line practitioners. In addition there is an art workshop where young people and adults can engage in a large art expressionism piece (no artistic talent required). And finally, at 12pm there is an opportunity to experience a restorative talking circle on the theme of covid, where people can reflect on experiences and learning, and hear from others (as well as experiencing what a talking circle is like).
For more questions on what these events are about, details on how to sign up, or questions about RJ/RP in general contact Joe Power, Restorative Practices Development Officer at 087-9363010, firstname.lastname@example.org or Lorna Walsh, Restorative Justice Worker, Le Cheile Mentoring087-9939758, email@example.com