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Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice: Developing a Restorative Approach for Criminal Justice Social Work in Edinburgh
Introduced by: Steve Kirkwood # Senior Lecturer, Social Work, University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Ciara Webb # Criminal Justice Worker, Edinburgh
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31st May 2017 14:00 - 31st May 2017 16:00
Seminar Room 4, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15A George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD

Restorative Justice is a process of dialogue between two parties; in the context of criminal justice social work this will be a victim (or person harmed) and an offender (one who has caused harm). Statutory CJSW in Edinburgh is a service aimed at reducing reoffending and protecting the public through evidence based interventions, and the development of a restorative justice service for those on statutory orders is a new and progressive approach to tackling reoffending. This seminar will reflect on the definition, limitations, and application of restorative justice in a statutory setting, and outline plans for restorative justice service development within Criminal Justice Social Work in the City of Edinburgh.

Speaker: Ciara Webb is an experienced Criminal Justice Social Worker based in Edinburgh. She is currently a Senior Practitioner working on a research and development project focusing on restorative justice in a statutory criminal justice social work setting. Ciara is being supported through a Knowledge Exchange Fellowship at the University of Edinburgh.

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