Ulster University Belfast Campus
12th March: 12.00pm – 2.00pm
The session asks the questions: What would it be like to live in Belfast if it was a restorative city? Who needs to sit together to make this happen?
The session will draw on specific examples in England and Europe so as to outline different models for restorative cities. These include implementing restorative practices throughout in all public services agencies with a particular focus on those who engaged with children and young people. The session will explore how Belfast could become a more respectful, safe, inclusive place and implement practices to include citizens who are marginalised or subject to discrimination.
The session will build upon the ways in which state and community are currently acting to develop restorative justice in Belfast. Hull and Leeds have piloted the concept of being a ‘restorative city’ – one where restorative practice principles are reflected in the practice of all schools social services agencies and in council departments. More recently there have been initiatives in New Zealand, Belgium, Italy and Denmark where the emphasis has been on engaging with civil society to address specific issues and conflicts.
NB. Please note the date change of this event.