Building Bridges: An Independent Evaluation of Le Chéile’s Restorative Justice Project. Research Findings

AGNIESZKA MARTYNOWICZ, Martin Quigley, Caroline Gardner

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Abstract

The Le Chéile Justice Project in Limerick is Ireland’s only non-statutory
service providing formal restorative justice interventions to young offenders.
Established in 2010, the project co-operates closely with Young Persons’ Probation,
which refers children and young people in conflict with the law to the Project. This
article presents the main findings from an Evaluation and Social Return on
Investment analysis of the Project, conducted over six months in 2014 by the
authors, working under the auspices of Quality Matters. It describes the impact and
outcomes for young people, family members, victims of crime and the wider
community, as well as making a brief comment on the Project’s cost effectiveness.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-257
Number of pages16
JournalIRISH PROBATION JOURNAL
Volume12
Issue numberOctober 2015
Early online date31 Oct 2015
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2015

Keywords

  • restorative justice
  • youth justice
  • Young Persons’ Probation
  • rehabilitation
  • evaluation
  • social return on investment
  • reintegration services
  • management of offenders

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