Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Law

Restorative Practices and Justice: Leeds - Towards a Restorative City

6 November 2015 | 09:30h to 16:00h | Conference

Great Hall, University of Leeds

The Centre for Criminal Justice Studies hosts this event.

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This conference will bring together key stakeholders from policy, practice and research to explore the role and implementation of restorative practices across a diverse range of policy domains and areas of service delivery. It will draw lessons from national and international research and established practices in restorative justice and restorative practices. In so doing, it will complement Leeds’ ambition to become a ‘Restorative City’ and inform the steps to deliver such a vision. The conference is co-sponsored by Leeds City Council and the University of Leeds – School of Law and the Leeds Social Sciences Institute.

This day conference will explore this work and debate the links and unique differences between restorative justice and restorative practice. The conference will draw particular lessons and experiences from the fields of:

  • Schooling and education
  • Families, children and safeguarding
  • Policing and criminal justice

The conference is aimed at local, regional and national delegates from public, voluntary and private sector organisations and academics interested in:

  • Building local restorative practices in different areas of service delivery;
  • Understanding and developing models of conflict resolution and dispute management;
  • Investigating the links and unique differences between restorative justice and restorative practices;
  • Exploring the ways in which research can inform the development of restorative practices;
  • Planning future collaborations and research informed networks.

It will provide opportunities to hear from cutting-edge research and innovations in practice in the field. 

The event is free to attend, however registration is required as places are limited

Location

Great Hall, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT

9:30-10:00: Arrival and registration

10:00-10:20: Welcome and introduction

  • ‘The Restorative Promise and the Challenge of Practice’ - Professor Adam Crawford, University of Leeds

10:20-11:30: Keynote speaker

  • ‘Restorative Practices in Leeds’ - Nigel Richardson, Director of Children’s Services, Leeds City Council
  • Belinda Hopkins, Director of Transforming Conflict

11:30-12:45: Breakout/small group sessions

  • Schooling and education
  • Families, children and safeguarding
  • Policing and criminal justice

12:45-1:30: Lunch

13:30-14:30: Keynote speakers

  • Jon Collins, Chief Executive, Restorative Justice Council
  • Professor Joanna Shapland, University of Sheffield

14:30-15:00: Small Group Discussions. Tea and Coffee provided

15:00-16:00: Panel Discussion: Future Directions?

Chair: Adam Crawford

  • Jim Hopkinson, Children Services, Leeds City Council
  • Simon Flowers, Executive Principal of Carr Manor Community School
  • Professor Pia Christensen, School of Education, University of Leeds
  • Superintendent Sam Millar, Chief Officer for Community Safety, Safer Leeds/West Yorkshire Police
  • David Smith, Third Sector Advisor, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire

16:00: End.

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