ACJRD Webinar: Mediation Within a Prison Setting

9 November 2021

The Association for Criminal Justice Research & Development (ACJRD) are presenting an upcoming webinar Mediation within a Prison Setting.

What’s Going on?

The webinar, Mediation within a Prison Setting is being organised by the ACJRD Restorative Justice Working Group and will take place on Thursday November 18. On the day you will hear from Bernie Downs, Headteacher, Castlerea Education Unit, Castlerea Prison, and Chris McDonagh, Traveller Mediation Service.

The webinar will look 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 webinar is free for ACJRD members, and only €5 for non-members. To book your place, please click here.

The Chatham House  Rule:

To encourage openness and the sharing of information, the Chatham House Rule will be invoked at this seminar.  The Chatham House Rule reads as follows:  “When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed“.

See here for more information on The Chatham House Rule.

Who are the ACJRD?

The ACJRD, a Carmichael resident organisation, are an organisation which seeks to promote reform, development and effective operation of the criminal justice system. They do so primarily by ‘providing a forum where experienced personnel can discuss ways of working in an informal setting’, as well as by ‘promoting study and research in the field of criminal justice and by promoting the highest standards of practice by professionals associated with criminal justice’.

You can keep up to date with all news from ACJRD on their website here. Also, they’re on social media too; find their Twitter here, and LinkedIn here.