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Restorative Justice Council - Restorative Approaches Conference 2014


25th April 2014

Greenwich PDC, London


Target Audience: Schools and Community Safety Agencies


Conference Description

This conference is targeted at participants from both educational and community safety backgrounds, who are interested in links between restorative practice and the growth of empathy. Workshops will offer the opportunity to explore the successes and challenges of total implementation of Restorative Approaches.


Conference Programme

09:00 – 09:30 Registration and Refreshments

09:30 – 10:00 Keynote speaker – Dan Reisel

10:00 – 10:30 The Restorative Approaches journey in Royal Greenwich schools

10:30 – 11:00 Morning Tea and informal networking

11:00 – 12:00 Workshops: Select either Workshop 1 or Workshop 2

12:00 – 12:30 Plenary and closing


Guest Speaker and Workshops

“Rewiring Morality - A Neuroscientific View of Restorative Justice”

Dan Reisel is a doctor working in the NHS and a clinical research fellow at the Faculty of Population Health Sciences at UCL. He is a member of the UCL Translational Research Unit, which explores the interface between gene function and the social environment. He received his PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Oxford in 2004, prior to which he completed a BA in Psychology at the University of Cambridge. In 2013, he gave a TED talk about the role of restorative justice in rewiring morality in the brain.

Workshop 1: Embedding Restorative Approaches within Royal Greenwich Primary School

Presented by Michael Grocock, Assistant Headteacher, Greenacres Primary. He will outline the implementation strategy employed at the school to grow a Restorative community. He will also share views on the impact this culture change has had upon the school community.

Workshop 2: Kent Criminal Justice Board – Delivery model for end to end Restorative Justice

Delivered by David Jedrzejewski of Kent Criminal Justice Board, Barry Weeks, of Integrated Youth Services, and Rhian Banham of Kent Police. This workshop will profile their Restorative Approaches implementation strategy and the impact of Restorative Practice in their work.


Dates & times

Friday 25th April 2014 9:00am – 12:30pm



Greenwich PDC, 1a Middle, Park Avenue, Eltham, London, SE9 5HH



£60 per person


For more information please visit the RJC website.