Induction to restorative justice theory and practice

Induction to restorative justice theory and practice

This CPD certified e-course aims to induct professionals and the public into the concept and practices of restorative justice. This is an induction e-course that covers all the basics of restorative justice including its theory, history, current application and promises. If you wish to learn about the application of restorative justice within particular areas and you are already advanced in your knowledge, this ecourse is not for you. Please visit our other ecourses where you can gain a more advanced knowledge.

The e-course can be paused as many times as you need, and completed in your own time. It takes approximately 4 non-stop hours to fully complete all modules and take the test. Additional reading material are also provided for optional further learning and research.


Successful completion will lead to CPD (Continuous Professional Development) Certification. Where young people take part and are registered with one of our Erasmus+ funded projectsYouthPass Certification is also provided. Successful completion will lead to 6 CPD points/units.

Target Groups

  • Professionals first encountering restorative justice
  • Teachers in primary and secondary schools as well as academies and colleges
  • University staff
  • Young people
  • Practitioners working in the community
  • Parents especially with children who are risk of violence
  • Youth workers in formal and informal settings
  • Youth organisations

Learning Objectives

  • Induct into the restorative justice theory and practice
  • Introduce restorative justice within a historical continuum for current implementation whether for formal or informal conflicts
  • Provide a critical overview of restorative justice including case studies of implementation
  • Increase the skills and knowledge of professionals and practitioners working or volunteering in formal and informal settings on the use of restorative practice
  • Practise the learning through case study workshops and test the overall knowledge, skills and experience through a CPD accredited exam.


As a non-profit NGO, RJ4All is pleased to offer this e-course at the subsidised cost of £12.

This fee also includes the e-book 25 Restorative Justice case studies £4.99 by Theo Gavrielides  (Author), Ben Lyon (Author), Bill Pelke (Author), Bettina Jung (Author), Richard Grimes (Author), Michael Bunting (Author), Judah Oudshoorn (Author), Brenda Smith (Author), Margot Van Sluytman (Author), Lorenn Walker (Author)

For purchasing multiple accounts, the following discounts are offered:

  • 1 account £30
  • 3 accounts 5%
  • 5 accounts 10%
  • 15 accounts 12%
  • 20 accounts or more 15%

For group purchases, please email RJ4All courses & publications or call +44(0)7708758600


    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)
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