Practitioner perspectives on diversifying restorative justice practice

Twyman-Ghoshal, Anamika ORCID: 0000-0003-4076-6687 and Hobson, Jonathan ORCID: 0000-0001-8081-6699 (2022) Practitioner perspectives on diversifying restorative justice practice. Project Report. University of Gloucestershire.

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The aim of the project was to explore practitioner perspectives on the issues around broadening cultural and ethnic representation of restorative practitioners in the field, with a focus on supporting opportunities for participation in leadership and policy development. The hope was for the project to provide restorative justice practitioners with some space to engage in dialogue on the barriers and the opportunities for diversity in leadership and policymaking in the UK restorative justice sector. The framing and structure of the project was broad to avoid presupposing the makeup of the group that would respond to the open invitation to participate in the project. The intention was for the group, as it came together through the process and then took the project forward, to define the issues that were important to them. In this way, the project themes and outcomes that formed the basis of discussion, were partially co-produced with participants. The intended outcomes of the project were: 1. To conduct a series of events that bring together a group of restorative practitioners for discussion that could potentially form the basis for continued work, supported by the Restorative Justice Council, on issues of access and inclusion. 2. To collate, summarise, and disseminate the discussions for practitioner and academic publications. The project used a series of online learning events (focus group style), culminating in a blended online/in-person day event held at the University of Gloucestershire in March 2022. The work was funded by the University of Gloucestershire ‘Research Culture’ fund, which provided financial support for participants to come to the face-to-face session. It had ethical clearance from the University of Gloucestershire, School of Natural and Social Sciences ethics panel. The Restorative Justice Council, as a UK sector advocacy group, participated in the final session to help provide support for taking forward some of the suggestions for actions identified by the participants. The material in this report represents a summary of participants’ discussions. The reflections and suggestions for actions are not the recommendations of the authors; they belong to the participants in the project and are a representation of the issues brought forward during the project.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Restorative justice; Practitioner perspectives; Representation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology. > HV6001 Criminology
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Society and Learning
Depositing User: Jonathan Hobson
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2022 15:03
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2023 13:14

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