Welcome To the Warterford Restorative Practice Network website.
Following a Pilot programme aimed at rolling-out Restorative Practice (R.P) in Waterford City and County in 2011, the Waterford Restorative Practices Network (WRPN) was established in 2014 to continue that work further.
Those leading the initiative are people who have experienced the benefits of RP and believe that the broader use of RP in Waterford City and County by service providers will benefit the people, the community and the quality of life for people living and working in Waterford City and County.
Launch of Waterford Restorative Practice Network.
We were delighted to launch WRPN on the 20th May to over 100 professionals from Community, Education, Voluntary, Statutory and Private sectors attended to learn more about this inclusive approach of working with people.During this launch, several presentations were made along with workshops that focused on how RP is positively impacting people across various Educational, Organizational, Justice, Health and Community settings. A copy of WPRN press release can be viewed here.
WRPN membership currently includes representatives from the Gardai, the School Completion Programme, the Probation Service, Tusla, Treo, Barnardos, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford Community Forum and Waterford Council.
What is RP
RP is a way of working with people that is based on the philosophy that when people are given ownership and responsibility for their actions, there is a greater likelihood of positive, long-term interaction with other people, the development of empathy with others and the establishment of healthy and productive communities.
Aims and Objectives
The aim of WRPN is that the whole of Waterford County becomes a Restorative Community. The necessary skills, support and training will be provided to ensure that all forms of Restorative Practices are embedded within the fabric of Waterford society.