first_img SOUTHILL residents recently celebrated Restorative Justice Week with a coffee morning dedicated to ‘tea, talk and time to think’ about the benefits of restorative justice for Southill and Limerick. The event, jointly hosted by Le Chéile Restorative Justice Project and the Southill Area Centre, aimed to give residents a chance to learn more about restorative justice and share their experiences.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Restorative justice aims to repair the harm done by crime, giving victims a voice and providing opportunities to repair relationships.It can help to make communities safer and reduce the potential for reoffending.Le Chéile manager Mary Henihan said: “This coffee morning is a great opportunity to showcase the work being done in the Southill community, using restorative practices – a new and better way to work together to promote positive change.”Jennifer O’Brien, manager of the Southill Area Centre, commented: “We are delighted to work with Le Chéile in bringing the message of restorative justice and what it can offer out into the community. Having seen the benefits this is a great opportunity for people to learn more while enjoying themselves too.”Limerick aims to become Ireland’s first Restorative City, and restorative practices training has already taken place in justice agencies, schools, colleges and community centres around Limerick. Linkedin Twitter Families move into new €18.5m housing development in Limerick’s O’Malley Park Praise for locals who helped rescue injured donkey in Limerick Email TV appeal aired in Jeffrey Hannan murder appeal Previous articleNew guitar app from Limerick improves strummingNext articleGovernment accused of fuelling war machine at Shannon John Keogh Facebook Advertisementcenter_img NewsSouthill celebrates Restorative Justice WeekBy John Keogh – November 18, 2015 784 More measles cases in Limerick Minister for Housing and Urban Development visits Southill TAGSLe Chéile Restorative Justice ProjectRestorative Justice WeekSouthillSouthill Area Centre WhatsApp Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Southill Youth Project call on Limerick people to help them win national awardlast_img read more