The Restorative Justice Steering Group is looking develop a theatrical production that can capture and communicate the experiences of victims, offenders and restorative justice workers, placing context on the crime, the impact of the crime and positive outcomes from taking a restorative approach. For such a project, the process of pre-development is important to identify stakeholders, the appropriate creative practitioners, what they would need, what the restorative justice project could bring in terms of access to experiences of people.
Restorative Justice is a means of responding to criminal behaviour by balancing the needs of the community, the victim, and the offender. It differs from the traditional justice systems, in that traditional approaches can focus on establishing blame and imposing a punishment. A restorative approach is adopted when working with young people in the justice system and this approach can act as a catalyst for change in the juvenile justice system. It empowers young people to transform their behaviour by offering them an opportunity to be accountable for their actions, make amends and move on from the harm caused
The Restorative Justice project is managed by Le Chéile Mentoring Limerick and supported by an interagency steering group with representation from Le Chéile Mentoring, Probation Service, An Garda Siochána, Limerick Council, Crime Victims Helpline.
Le Chéile Mentoring plan to start the project in 2023.
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