School of Social and Political Science

New tools to aid restorative justice in Scotland

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Dr Steve Kirkwood, Senior Lecturer in Social Work has launched a new toolkit aimed at people involved in designing, setting up or extending restorative justice services.


It contains useful advice, questions, check-lists and templates that should assist people to think through the potential need for restorative justice in their areas, and how such services might be structured and operate, as well as how risk assessments might be undertaken, and how data may be collected from participants, stored and analysed. The toolkit is free to download and use. The development of the toolkit has been a collaborative effort, principally through the University of Edinburgh and the Restorative Justice Forum (Scotland). Further details and the toolkit are available here.