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A critical overview of Restorative Justice in Ireland today - 12th December 2016

The annual ACJRD Networking Event took place on Monday 12th December, 2016.  The evening was an opportunity for ACJRD members and Working Groups to meet those with common interests, to renew acquaintances and share ideas. 

Dr. Kieran O’Dwyer spoke at the event, giving 'A critical overview of Restorative Justice in Ireland today'.   For a copy of Dr O'Dwyer's slides please click on the title: Dr Kieran O'Dwyer presentation

Dr. O'Dwyer has been active in the field of restorative practice for 17 years, initially in the criminal justice system and latterly also in community settings. He is a practising trainer, facilitator, lecturer and researcher in the area, and the author of several conference papers and book chapters on the topic. His recent contributions include a quality assurance framework for restorative practice, published in 2014, and a co-authored chapter on restorative justice in the Routledge Handbook of Irish Criminology, published in 2016. He is a member of the steering group of Restorative Practices Ireland, a Board member of Restorative Justice Services and a volunteer chair of its offender reparation panels. He completed a PhD degree in University College Dublin by research into the Garda Restorative Justice Programme for young offenders. He was a founding member of ACJRD and a chair of its Restorative Justice working group.

Kieran presenting 12.12.16