Resolving conflicts and addressing group violence ecourse for young people

Resolving conflicts and addressing group violence

Hello young friends!

My name is Fred! I run my own youth-led campaign and youth empowerment programme! As part of my efforts to rebalance power in our society, I am very happy to offer you for free this exciting e-course!

I will guide you over the next four modules! And If you have any question, you can e-mail me at

I put this e-course together with other young people in the hope that it can give you the skills and knowledge to become more resilient when it comes to group violence. My e-course aims to train young people, students and non professionals on the the values and practices of restorative justice and human rights in order to increase their awareness on the risks associated with gangs and violent radicalization. This course also works as a guide on how to become a peer mediator and give you an insight into other restorative practices.

This course can be particularly useful as an online tool to be used by students in primary and secondary education in the UK but it has been designed for any person who wants to know more about the topic. The e-course has been funded by Southwark Council as part of the Positive Futures programme

You can pause the course as many times as you need and you can complete it in your own time so you can learn all you want wherever and whenever you want.

Target Groups

  • High School Students
  • Children and young people
  • Primary School Students
  • Parents especially with children who are risk of being groomed into gangs and violence
  • Non-professionals who want to be informed on the topic of restorative justice and youth radicalisation.

Learning Objectives

  • Introduce you to the restorative justice theory and practice
  • Increase your skills and knowledge on what is violent youth radicalisation and group violence such as gangs while explaining causes, risks, how to get away from it and who to contact.
  • Learn how to become a peer mediator
  • Increasing awareness of the risks and harm associated with gangs and violent radicalisation
  • Build your resilience and knowledge and ultimately help you to prevent youth violent radicalisation and group violence.


Professor Gavrielides is a leading international expert in restorative justice, human rights and youth justice. He is the Founder and Director of Restorative Justice for All (RJ4All) an international institute with a mission to advance community cohesion using the values and practices of restorative justice. He also founded the IARS International Institute. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of East London and a Distinguished Policy Fellow at the School of Regulation and Global Governance (REGNet) of Australian National University. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the School of Criminology of Simon Fraser University (Canada) as well as a Visiting Professor at Buckinghamshire New University (UK). Professor Gavrielides is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare, Youth Voice Journal and the Internet Journal of Restorative Justice. He is an advisor to the European Commission’s security programmes, and the coordinator of a number of EU funded research projects on violent radicalisation, migration, restorative justice, youth and human rights. He has acted as an advisor to a number of governments including the Chilean and UK Ministries of Justice, the Mayor of London, the Council of Europe and the British Council in the Middle East. Previously, he was the Chief Executive of Race on the Agenda, as well as the Human Rights Advisor of the UK’s Ministry of Justice. He has also worked as a Researcher at the Centre for the Study of Human Rights of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He has published extensively on various social justice issues, restorative justice, equality and race equality, human rights and youth justice. His 2007 monograph “Restorative Justice Theory and Practice” was published by the European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control affiliated with the United Nations (HEUNI) . In 2012, He edited “Rights and Restoration within Youth Justice”, in 2013 he co-edited ‘Reconstructing Restorative Justice Philosophy’ and in 2015 he edited ‘The Philosophy of Restorative Justice’ both published by Ashgate (now Routledge). He also edited ‘Offenders no More’ by NOVA Publishers (2015) and ‘Restorative Justice, The Library of Essays on Justice’ (2015) by Ashgate Publishing. He also edited ‘The Routledge International Handbook of Restorative Justice’ (2018). He has acted as the course convener of the following accredited e-courses: Continuous Professional Development e-courses: Induction to restorative justice theory and practice (2020) Theory of Change: Learning how to measure project and organisational impact (2020) Fighting COVID19’s impact: Identifying and dealing with mental health issues (2020) Resolving conflict and addressing group violence (2020) Conducting youth-led research: Informing and influencing social policy (2020) Restorative Justice in Higher Educational Settings (2019) Preventing Violent Youth Radicalisation: A restorative justice and human rights approach (2019) Safeguarding and Empowering Crime Victims Becoming a young entrepreneur (2019) Empowering Professionals to work with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Young Carers (2018) Transferring young carers’ skills, knowledge and experiences into employment and educational settings. (2018) Upskilling youth professionals to work with young people who had experienced gender-based violence (2018) Increasing young people’s public legal education on gender-based violence and FGM (2017) Empowering professionals to work with refugee and asylum seeking victims (2017) Academic Courses: Work-based Certificate in Youth Policy (accredited through London Metropolitan University)