11th Annual Martin Tansey Memorial Lecture
ACJRD is grateful to Tim Chapman for presenting the 11th Annual Martin Tansey Memorial Lecture, which was held on Tuesday, 17th April, 2018, in the Juror Reception Area of the Criminal Courts of Justice. A copy of Mr Chapman's paper A more humane approach to addressing the harm of criminal behaviour starts with victims will be available on this website in due course.
Tim Chapman is the current Chair of the Board of the European Forum for Restorative Justice (EFRJ) and a leading international expert on restorative justice issues. The EFRJ, established in 1998, is the leading organisation promoting the development of effective RJ policies, services and legislation in Europe. It aims to help establish and develop victim offender mediation and other restorative justice practices in the belief that every person in Europe should have the right of access to restorative justice services.
Tim Chapman has published widely on restorative justice and effective practice and has conducted significant research into restorative justice in Northern Ireland. Presentations and publications are available at
Tim Chapman is a visiting lecturer at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland teaching on the Masters programme in Restorative Practices. He has contributed to the development of restorative conferencing in both the voluntary and statutory sectors in Northern Ireland. He spent over 25 years working in the Probation Board for Northern Ireland (PBNI), playing an active part in developing “evidence-based practice” both with adults and young people.