Professional Training in Restorative Practices
TReP – online Training in Restorative Practice is a project funded by the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union.
The project aims to create and test a part-time online training course in Restorative Practices for a Level 5 Undergraduate Certificate, to promote alternative conflict resolution and management procedures and restorative methods to help prevent conflicts and minimise the occurrence of aggression, violence, bullying and other behaviours identified as risk factors. The project starts with a research ‘Regional Report’, which includes a summary on the history and use of restorative practices in Malta, Ireland, Bulgaria, Spain and Germany, including a background on restorative justice. The summary will then feed into the course content and modules development, which will then run as a pilot-test over the course of a year.
The success of the course will be evaluated through an evaluation report, which will serve to indicate the value that the course has had for the participants and their respective clients and students. The course will be targeting law enforcement officials, psychologists, social workers, teachers, and other professionals working with students, victims of crime and domestic violence, migrants, and other groups, with the aim of improving the implementation of restorative practices at local level.