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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. 



The Restorative Practices Programme (STARS - Striving Towards A Restorative Society) provides free restorative training to community and statutory workers, supporting their personal and professional development. We offer a range of accredited training with one-to-one mentoring in order to support individuals on their restorative journey. Our objective is to expand our community's knowledge of restorative practices and increase its capacity to apply restorative practices in everyday work and life. 

This year CRJI has supported a wide range of learners from across our communities and statutory sectors to provide access to restorative training. See our resources page for specific updates in our newsletter.

The programme is delivered by CRJI (Community Restorative Justice Ireland) and NIA (Northern Ireland Alternatives) and is funded by Cooperation Ireland and The Executive Officce.

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STARS is delivered in the following areas:

• West Belfast            

• North Belfast

• East Belfast


• Larne and Carrick 

• North Down       

• Lurgan/Craigavon 

• Shankill



Our STARS project delivers a mix of online and in-person trainings and workshops so that participants can learn restorative intervention techniques and build their ability to provide services. Participants receive education in restorative justice, its underlying theories, youth services, and family support, in addition to other subjects tailored to their needs. Participants are also partnered with experienced restorative justice practitioners, who mentor participants and support them in their education process. A range of resources and materials will be provided.

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