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    Restorative justice during and after COVID-19

    Marder, Ian D. and Rossner, Meredith (2021) Restorative justice during and after COVID-19. The International Journal of Restorative Justice, 4 (2). pp. 305-314. ISSN 2589-0891

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    Restorative justice services and practitioners have not stopped working during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rather, they have adapted their practices and training to be suitable for online, telephone and socially distant delivery. They are also using their skills to provide support for colleagues, students and community members and to offer a path towards healing in the aftermath of the pandemic. This article outlines some activities of restorative justice services and practitioners during the pandemic. It is based on information gathered during Marder’s monthly facilitation of a meeting of (mostly European) restorative services and practitioners and Rossner’s one-on-one conversations with restorative practitioners across Europe, the US and Australia. The European meetings each involved around 30 persons from 12 jurisdictions, with more than 60 people from 19 jurisdictions attending the four meetings from April to July 2020 (Marder, 2020a, 2020b, 2020c, 2020d). They discussed various issues, including preparing for and facilitating victim-offender dialogue online, using restorative practices to support citizens and professionals during and following lockdowns, readying restorative services to return to face-to-face work, and the potential for transitional justice to help respond to societal trauma and grief. Rossner’s one-on-one conversations with restorative services focused largely on delivering restorative justice training and practices online. This Note also draws on the reflections of restorative justice practitioners and leaders published by the European Forum for Restorative Justice.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19); Criminology; Restorative justice; Sociology;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Law
    Item ID: 18103
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    Depositing User: Ian Marder
    Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2024 11:44
    Journal or Publication Title: The International Journal of Restorative Justice
    Publisher: Boom Uitgevers Den Haag
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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