Meet the team

Jim Simon, chief executive 

Jim joined the RJC as chief executive in April 2019, having been an RJC assessor since 2014. He is an experienced head teacher with 21 years’ service within education. Alongside this he has worked closely with youth offending services and the police force in developing restorative practices within educational and youth settings. He is an experienced practitioner and trainer within restorative practices and has led the strategic development and implementation of these services within educational and youth settings. His academic studies have focused on education and his Master’s degree, specifically focused on equality and diversity, researching the impact of restorative practices on providing a fair and equitable service to those involved within the process.

Polly Johnson, operations officer

Polly joined the RJC as Operations Officer in 2021. She is an experienced people manager and trainer, with experience in education, criminal justice, mental health, and addiction services. As a restorative justice manager in a youth offending team, she trained and managed staff and volunteers facilitating restorative practices, and achieved the RJC's Training Provider Quality Mark. She has a degree in social policy and criminology, postgraduate qualifications in human resource management and mindfulness. She is also a registered mindfulness teacher and a trustee of a domestic abuse charity, and is passionate about embracing compassionate, trauma-informed approaches in her life and work.  

Rebecca Bull, policy executive (intern)

Becky is currently completing a policy research placement with the RJC, specifically concerning the usage of restorative justice in cases of domestic violence and is aiding the development of an evidence base on the topic. She is a postgraduate student at The University of Nottingham completing an International Social Policy MA. She holds a First Class Criminology and Social Policy BA and has previously studied the RJ field. Finally, she will be starting a PhD in October 2021 at The University of Nottingham, concerning a comparative analysis of the criminal record regimes and post-sentence discrimination in England and Wales, Thailand and India.