by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A STUDY of Le Chéile’s Restorative Justice Project in Limerick has shown that restorative justice should be a preferred option for young offenders.Ireland’s first and only non-statutory youth restorative justice service provides a range of services to young people who have been involved in crime and are engaged with the Probation Service.The study carried out by Quality Matters found significant benefits not only for young people but also for the families and the victims of crime. The evaluation revealed that young people displayed a significant increase in empathy towards victims after engaging with the project, as well as better family relationships and less contact with the Gardaí and court system.Parents also reported positive outcomes for family life and improved relationships while victims of crime found that restorative justice (RJ) was a far better experience than the traditional criminal justice system. They stated that by participating in the project, they had a meaningful voice and found it more respectful and inclusive than the traditional court process.The project, established in 2010, works with young people on probation using a range of RJ models including face-to-face meetings, proxy victims, victim empathy programmes, and reparation. The RJ project is part of Le Chéile Mentoring & Youth Justice Support Services, which provides volunteer mentoring as well as RJ, and family support services to young people who offend. Previous articleLimerick Council hears passionate call for marriage equalityNext articleMajor rally against water charges planned for Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSLe Chéile’s Restorative Justice ProjectlimerickProbation ServiceQuality Matters Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement Facebook Linkedin Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Print Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories NewsLocal NewsYoung offenders benefit from restorative justice in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – January 30, 2015 1053 Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live
Romanian police detained 30 soccer fans in connection with crowd violence before, during and after Romania’s highly-charged 1-1 draw against Hungary in a Euro 2016 Group F qualifier on Saturday. Skirmishes broke out near the National Arena with rival fans throwing fireworks and smoke bombs at each other while Hungarian “ultras” destroyed the buses they were in because their national flag was wrongly printed on the information guide they received.There was an electric atmosphere at the stadium, with both teams’ fans creating a deafening roar and letting off dozens of firecrackers and flares shortly before kickoff.Tempers boiled over throughout the encounter, with fans warned by the stadium announcer about their behaviour on several occasions and riot police spraying tear gas.Romanian Football Federation president Razvan Burleanu criticised riot police action during clashes with fans, describing it as “unjustified violence”.Hungarian supporters set several seats on fire when Adam Szalai had a goal disallowed for offside six minutes before the break.Police spokeswoman Irina Dragan said five of the arrested Romanians have been banned from soccer stadiums for one year, adding that nearly 12000 police and security forces were deployed in and around the stadium.