COMMUNITY RESTORATIVE JUSTICE IRELAND
Founded in 1998, CRJI aspires to build a tolerant,
responsive, and inclusive community by providing
restorative justice services to local areas.
Community Restorative Justice Ireland (CRJI) is a community-based restorative justice organisation that provides a range of services aimed at resolving and reducing conflict. Our trained practitioners are qualified to deliver a variety of programmes that assist people in identifying and addressing the issues that they are experiencing to promote positive outcomes. Services include victim support, youth mentoring, advice, and mediation. CRJI offers its programmes at no cost to participants and is accredited by the Department of Justice.
CRJI adheres to restorative justice standards that promote bringing those impacted by harm together to discuss and develop solutions to their problems. This process gives victims the chance to have their say, get answers, and move forward with their lives, and also gives offenders the opportunity to understand the impact of their behaviour, take accountability, and make amends. CRJI facilitates this experience and helps parties resolve their problems and create agreements that prevent future conflict. Throughout this process, CRJI regularly collaborates with a range of agencies and community groups, including housing associations, youth groups, counselling services, and statutory organisations.
CRJI’s safe, accredited, and confidential services are available to everyone.
WHAT WE DO
CRJI delivers a range of accredited restorative justice practices and programmes that are designed to empower individuals to resolve issues that affect their quality of life. We offer mediation services, advice services, intervention services, as well as a range of other forms of support.
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CRJI is passionate in their work to improve the safety and wellbeing of their community and their proactive nature make them a ‘go to’ organisation for me as a Council Officer tasked with tackling anti-social behaviour. The team at CRJI is friendly and welcoming and is always keen to work collaboratively where necessary and recognises the benefits that working with statutory agencies can provide.
— Belfast City Council
I feel so relaxed now, less tense and worked up — I just feel so much better… as if a bit of weight has been lifted.
St. Peters Immaculata YC continues to have a positive and effective working
relationship with CRJI and this partnership has enabled us both to provide supportive interventions in the lives of society’s most vulnerable young people and their parents.
— Community Partner
It is great to go up your path not fearing any confrontation or getting verbally abused in front of the kids or other neighbours anymore.
Historically, CRJI Falls has been instrumental in providing a gateway to the local community and supporting our organisation with delivering vital fire safety and road safety education programs, arson reduction strategies and, importantly, with reducing attacks on Fire Service personnel.
— NI Fire and Rescue Service
Thank you for everything that you have done for me this year, it means a lot. I felt so unsafe within my own community, at one point I thought my head was gonna go. [CRJI] helped me with housing and getting into training programmes… I’ve started sorting my life out.
They provide another option for the local community to report issues to Police when they maybe previously would not have reported such offences and incidents. This has led to vital gateway opportunities for Police to meet, engage and form relationships with those from the local community who may not have felt comfortable engaging with Police.
— NPT Sergeant