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Founded in 1998, CRJI aspires to build a tolerant, responsive, and inclusive community by providing restorative justice services to local areas. 



CRJI provides a range of accredited and tailored programmes that are designed to empower individuals to resolve issues that affect their quality of life. In line with CRJI's larger ethos, these programmes uphold restorative values and promote community cohesion and inclusion, as well as the nonviolent reparation of harm. Our services are available to everyone, at no cost to participants.  


Aspire Programme

In partnership with the Probation Board, this programme aims to enable individuals to lead productive lives and realise their aspirations. It involves both one-on-one and group work, in which our practitioners support individuals in creating action plans, developing life skills, and promoting emotional well-being, while also encouraging lawful behaviours and considering the risks of criminal lifestyles. This service is available for men ages 16-30. 

For further information contact Andrea McLoughlin (Project Coordinator) at


Digging Deeper Project

This project, run by CRJI Newry & Armagh, provides a forum for community groups and representatives to discuss relevant community issues, identify community needs, and work together to address them. Past programmes include drug abuse awareness education, safer driving courses, and a Brexit information session.

For further information contact Ewan Morgan (Newry/Armagh Coordinator) at


Expanding Restorative Practices Programme

CRJI and Northern Ireland Alternatives have partnered to deliver this ambitious initiative, which aims to make restorative training free and accessible to community members across the eight CIT areas and to individuals from statutory bodies who work within these areas. This programme offers a great opportunity for continuous professional development, as it offers a wide menu of training, involving one-on-one mentor support, shared learning events, and more! See our pamphlet here.


For further information, click here, or please contact Andrea McLoughlin (Project Coordinator) at or Leontia McKenna (Project Lead) at  


Family Support

This programme is an early intervention support service, engaging with families for 6-9 weeks through home visiting to offer practical and emotional support to families during difficult times in their lives. The project hopes to enable families to manage their lives with more confidence and independence.  Please note that all referrals must be processed via the Family Support Hub.

For further information please contact Nicola Masterson (Project Coordinator) at

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Family Support Hub

The Family Support Hub provides early intervention family support services to vulnerable families and children aged 0-18. As a part of its primary purpose, the programme helps familiarise and signpost families to appropriate services.    


For further information please contact Nicola Masterson (Project Coordinator) at        


Health and Wellbeing Programme

The West Belfast Health and Wellbeing Consortium offer long term support and holistic mentoring to improve the social, emotional and physical health and wellbeing of the people across the Colin area. Please note this programme is specific to the Colin area.


For further information contact Ciara McCarthy (Project Coordinator) at        


LINCS Project

Local Initiative Networks Community and Support (LINCS) is delivered by both CRJI and NI Alternatives in an effort to build community inclusivity and support ethnic minorities. It is a multidisciplinary project that incorporates the expertise of staff in a number of different disciplines, including education, youth work, social work community development, law, peace building, conflict transformation, and social justice. The project aims to foster inclusion between Catholic, Protestant, Ethnic Minorities, and Newcomer communities.

For further information please contact Julianne McNally (Project Coordinator) at

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MACS Project

Mediation and Community Support (MACS) is a programme run in conjunction with the NI Housing Executive to provide support to tenants who are experiencing anti-social behaviour or are in dispute with another party. Our MACS practitioner is qualified to offer advice in relation to housing issues, homelessness/relocation, and intimidation or harassment, and provides dispute resolution services in cases concerning housing matters, property damage, and general disputes between residents. The MACS practitioner is also able to provide assistance in situations involving other housing bodies via the Social Housing and Restorative Practice (SHARP) project.

For further information please contact Marie Hamill (Project Coordinator) at

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Safer Stronger Communities

The Safer Stronger Communities Project, funded through the Department for Communities under the Neighbourhood Renewal partnership, hosts a variety of community workshops and events aimed at tackling difficult community issues and fostering safer neighbourhoods.

For further information please contact Ewan Morgan (Newry/Armagh Coordinator) at


Traveller Project

The Traveller Project is designed to address issues affecting the Traveller community. Our practitioners can provide intensive support to individuals on matters related to housing, homelessness, tenancy, education, mental health, addiction, and a range of other issues. 

For further information please contact Annmarie McKee (Project Coordinator) at

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YES Project

CRJI Derry delivers the Youth Educated in Safety (YES) Project three times per year, engaging primary school children throughout the city in workshops on community safety. Children are able to learn about various forms of conflict resolution and are empowered with mediation skills and the tools to resolve issues restoratively. 

For more information please contact Noel McCarthy (Derry Manager) at

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Youth Mentoring

This programme works one-to-one with young people aged 11-17 years for 6-9 weeks, providing individually tailored support in response to the needs of the young person. This project operates within a holistic model, inclusive of schools and local community support systems. Please note that all referrals must be processed via Family Support Hubs.

For further information contact Ciara McCarthy (Project Coordinator) at

To learn more about a particular project, please contact your local office.