Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice is a “victim-sensitive response to criminal offending, which through engagement with those affected by crime, aims to make amends for the harm that has been caused to victims and communities and which facilitates offender rehabilitation and integration into society” (National commission on Restorative  Justice, 2009).

Le Chéile Restorative Justice Pilot Project is an innovative service which was established in Limerick city in 2010.

Le Chéile’s Restorative Justice Project uses five models of restorative justice in its work with young people:

  • Victim Empathy Programme
  • Reparation
  • Victim / Offender Mediation
  • Victim Impact Panels
  • Restorative Justice Conference

The Restorative Justice Project is funded by the Probation Service and Limerick City & County Council.

The Restorative Justice Project Evaluation and Return on Social Investment Study is now available to download here

Information for Volunteers

As a volunteer working with Le Chéile, you can play an active role in your community and help with crime...

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