The ACJRD Restorative Justice Working Group presented this online seminar on Thursday, 18th November, 2021.

The ACJRD Restorative Justice Working Group presented this online seminar which looked at the evolution of Peer Mediation which began in Castlerea Prison in Autumn 2016 and continues to date.  The outcomes of this mediation programme have included a cultural change amongst the prison staff and the prisoner population, instilling a universal confidence in the process.

This seminar featured presentations from Bernie Downs, Headteacher, Castlerea Education Unit, Castlerea Prison and Chris McDonagh, Traveller Mediation Service.

Copies of the speakers' PowerPoint presentations can be viewed by clicking on the presentation titles below.

To view a case study of the programme, which is published on the Restorative Justice: Strategies for Change (RJS4C) website please see the link below:

https://restorativejustice.ie/peer-mediation-in-castlerea-prison/