Safeguarding & Empowering Crime Victims: Accredited e-course

Crime, Human Rights


This CPD accredited e-course is focused on making sure that when restorative justice practices and principles are engaged, victims are safe and that human rights and minimum standards are respected. RJ4All is happy to provide support to all those undertaking the e-course which is supported by an extensive Training Handbook that is provided as part of the e-course package.

E-course content & cost

This e-courses comprises of 6 Modules as well as a test that leads to CPD and YouthPass Certification. The e-course can be paused and completed at your own time. It takes approximately 2 non-stop hours to fully complete all modules and take the test.

  • Module 1:  Restorative Justice and the Victims’ Directive
  • Module 2: Changing culture – “victim led” restorative justice services
  • Module 3: Exercises and case studies
  • Module 4: Compliance and quality in victim service provision
  • Module 5: Sensitive and complex cases with restorative justice
  • Module 6: Six Real case studies
  • Victim/ offender self-assessment tools – Practitioner’s checklist – Further reading – Evaluation Form – Test – Certificate.

As a non-profit NGO, RJ4All is pleased to offer this e-course at the subsidised cost of £30 including the training Handbook (RRP £9.99). For group purchases and discounts, please contact [email protected]

The course instructors

Professor Theo Gavrielides is an international expert in restorative justice and human rights. He is the Founder and Director of Restorative Justice for All (RJ4All) an international NGO with a mission to advance community cohesion using the values and practices of restorative justice.

Ben Lyon is an experienced restorative practitioner and the Chair of the User Scrutiny Panel of Restore: London, which is a pan-London restorative justice service, funded by the Mayor of London.

What you will learn

Training aims

  • Introduction to restorative justice and the related articles in the Victims’ Directive.
  • Empower you to participate in, or deliver, a safe, successful and compliant victim service with a particular focus on restorative justice.
  • Provide information and resources to enable you to access and understand the Victims’ Directive in relation to restorative justice.
  • Increase your skills and knowledge in victims’ needs and realities
  • Provide you with a training manual, practical guide, real case studies, a victims’/ offenders’ self-assessment toolkit and a Practitioners’ Checklist Guide, and help you to use them.

What you require

There is no need for advance reading or preparation. Advance knowledge of restorative justice is not needed. The course is structured in such a way that it adapts to all knowledge needs.