Practitioner – Mike Batley

Mike Batley – Practitioners

My motivation to join SaferSpaces:
I led the Restorative Justice Center, an NPO that promoted the use of restorative justice within the broader crime prevention space for 14 years. I am now setting up as a private practitioner and want to stay connected to the crime prevention field. I am qualified in social work, probation work and community development. I have 20 years public sector management experience in the social work field. With the RJC I played a pioneering role in bringing restorative justice into the criminal justice system and public discourse, and in developing associated services. I was recognised as an Ashoka Fellow for this work. In 2013 I completed an MPhil in applied ethics - conducting research on the resources available for moral education in crime prevention and reintegration of offenders. Drawing on my experience and skills in conceptualising and writing I am available to undertake research in areas related to social crime prevention, school safety, victim support, offender reintegration and the criminal justice system. This includes evaluation, monitoring policy implementation and service delivery and developing programme interventions.
I'm working in these sectors:
Civil society and community based organisations, Consultancy / Service provider, Education, NGOs/CBOs, Research / Academia
I'm specialising in these topics:
Bullying, Domestic violence / Intimate partner violence, Gender-based violence, Monitoring & evaluation, Prevention concepts, Rehabilitation / Reintegration, Victim support, Violence in Schools and Educational Institutions

My specific areas of experties are Mediation, Restorative Justic and social crime prevention;Leadership Development; Ethics & Moral Education; Coaching &Counselling

I am passionate about restorative justice - especially social justice and crime prevention and how these issues relate to private and public ethics.


I offer training in:

restorative justice

conflict resolution and mediation

ethics and moral education