An interactive course organised in the framework of the European Forum for Restorative Justice (EFRJ) Winter Academy 2020 on the basics of restorative justice for policy makers, managers, and full-time workers (social workers, community activists, teachers, psychologists,  police, prosecutors, judges and prison officers) and volunteers who wish to implement restorative justice.  The concepts and skills have relevance for people working in the criminal justice system, in schools, workplaces, healthcare settings, community and other organisations.

The course will be led by Janine Carroll & Catherine O'Connell  EFRJ qualified trainers and will take place online.
Participants of the course will receive course materials and get access to the EFRJ Winter Academy 2020 Insight Talks

Participation fee: 

  Early bird fee
(until 30 October)
Full price
Only in this course for members
(+ Insight Talks) 
126 € 162 €
Only in this course for non-members 
(+ Insight Talks) 
140 € 180 €
In both courses of the Winter Academy for members 
(+ Insight Talks) 
216 € 270 €
In both courses of the Winter Academy for non-members 
(+ Insight Talks) 
240 € 300 €

Maximum number of participants is limited in 20. If the registration list is full you may subscribe to a waiting list and you will be notified if anyone cancels his/her participation. 

Early bird registration until 30 October 2020. Registration closes: 9 November 2020. 


Please note: If you choose to pay bank transfer the system only recognises you as registered participant once the amount arrives to our account. Hence, the number of people who are indicated here on the site is lower than actual registrations we receive. The time stamp on your registration will determine if you fit into the maximum number of participants of this course. If the number of  participants exceeds the maximum number allowed we will put you on a waiting list. If we don't have more available spots, you will be offered to participate in the same course organised another time or you will have the option to get fully refunded.

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Participants will…

  • be able to enable people in the countries where they work to understand what restorative justice means.  
  • be able to understand and implement restorative justice within the boundaries of fundamental safeguards determined in international policy documents and in the national legislation.
  • understand that the principles of good restorative practices are value-led and informed by research evidence.
  • understand the choices that must be made in relation to participants and processes to deliver successful restorative outcomes.

Covered Topics

  • Definitions, purpose, values, principles of practice
  • Engaging participants in restorative processes
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Preparing participants to participate in restorative processes
  • Facilitating Victim Offender Mediation
  • Facilitating Restorative Circles
  • Facilitating Restorative Conferences
  • Support and accountability for agreed action plans