Are you a practitioner working in the community or within the criminal justice system? Do you know of any examples where restorative justice has been used for conflicts that involved power such as racism, gender based violence, domestic violence, or homophobia? Then this is your chance to have your work and views published in the forthcoming  Gavrielides, T. (2018). Race, Power & Restorative Justice: The dialogue we Never Had. Abingdon: Routledge.

We are looking for case studies illustrating restorative justice in practice. We are particularly interested in examples that show the breadth of the restorative justice practice including direct and indirect mediation, family group conferencing, healing and sentencing circles, youth offending and community panels and community boards. The conflict may or may not have come to the attention of the criminal justice system. They can be in the school, prison or community context and we have no limit as to the age of the parties involved. The outcome may have been positive or negative. This is not a call to prove the superiority of restorative justice. 

We are particularly interested in cases with:

  • Migrant and refugee groups
  • Hate incidents
  • Domestic and partnership violence
  • Aboriginal and indigenous groups
  • Child abuse
  • Sexual abuse

Once approved by the Editor, the cases will be published by Routledge. This is a unique opportunity to communicate your work and/or thoughts to academia and policy internationally. 

Case studies can be from anywhere in the world and will need to:

  • Be between 300 - 500 words.
  • Explain clearly the conflict that had occurred, its location and date.
  • Explain at which stage the practice took place, when and how it was initiated, how long it took and if possible how much it cost.
  • Include a victim and an offender.
  • Respect the principle of confidentiality and research ethics by not revealing the identity of those involved.
  • Illustrate the outcome of the restorative process preferably for all parties: victims, offenders and community.
  • Show why it involves race, gender based violence, domestic violence, or homophobia related issues.

Case studies will be credited to their author and will need to be sent to the Editor before 1st January 2017. Some cases will be selected for further in-depth research by the Editor.

Submissions should be send to the Editor at T.Gavrielides@iars.org.uk . For any questions, please use the contact form available here.