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Thames Valley Restorative Justice Service awarded the TPQM

23 April 2018

The RJC is pleased to announce that Thames Valley Restorative Justice Service has been awarded the Training Provider Quality Mark (TPQM).

Chris Straker, the RJC’s interim chief executive, said:

“Through achieving the TPQM, Thames Valley Restorative Justice Service has shown its commitment to providing high quality restorative practice training. I would like to congratulate all the team members for their accomplishment.”

Colette Selwood, service manager for Thames Valley Restorative Justice Service, said:

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Restorative justice commissioners share good practice in Newcastle and Blackburn

29 March 2018

Restorative justice commissioners and delivery organisations from across the north of England came together this week at two RJC workshops on commissioning safe and effective restorative justice services. The events took place at St James’ Park in Newcastle and the Dunkenhalgh hotel in Blackburn.

In Newcastle, Dame Vera Baird, Northumbria police and crime commissioner, opened the event and described the challenges, successes and learning from delivering a victim-focussed restorative justice across the region.

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Job opportunities – restorative justice service delivery manager and restorative justice lead practitioner in Hampshire

29 March 2018

Restorative Solutions has opportunities for two roles, to work with them to develop and deliver restorative justice services across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

They are looking for an experienced restorative justice delivery manager and lead practitioner, with track records of work in restorative practices. In addition, they are looking for experience of implementing multi-agency partnerships across the criminal justice sector, and of working with volunteers and the voluntary sector.

RJ Service Delivery Manager

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Make Amends awarded TPQM

20 March 2018

The RJC is pleased to announce that Make Amends is the latest organisation to be awarded the Training Provider Quality Mark.

Chris Straker, interim chief executive of the RJC, said:

“Congratulations to the team at Make Amends, who have demonstrated their commitment to providing the highest quality restorative practice training through successfully completing the TPQM.”

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Minister attends RJC restorative justice workshop in Brighton

19 March 2018

Justice Minister Dr Phillip Lee MP met representatives from restorative justice commissioners and delivery organisations from across the south of England last Thursday at the RJC’s first of a series of workshops on commissioning safe and effective restorative justice services. The event took place at the i360 in Brighton.

In his speech, the minister spoke about the positive and empowering experience that restorative justice can be for victims, and the importance of high quality restorative justice services.

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Monmouthshire and Torfaen Youth Offending Service awarded RSQM

6 March 2018

The RJC is pleased to announce that Monmouthshire and Torfaen Youth Offending Service has been awarded the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM) for its restorative work.

Chris Straker, the RJC’s interim chief executive, said:

“I would like to offer my congratulations to Monmouthshire and Torfaen Youth Offending Service for successfully completing the RSQM. This is an achievement that demonstrates their commitment to providing the safest and most effective restorative practice.”

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Job opportunity - Safeguarding and restorative practice training manager, Portsmouth Safeguarding Children Board

15 February 2018

Portsmouth Safeguarding Children Board are looking to recruit a full time safeguarding and restorative practice training manager.

The post-holder will be responsible for providing a high quality multi-disciplinary safeguarding and restorative practice training offer and learning opportunities across the children's workforce

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Lancashire Constabulary awarded the RSQM

13 February 2018

The RJC is pleased to announce that Lancashire Constabulary has been awarded the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM).

Chris Straker, the RJC’s interim chief executive, said:

“By successfully completing the RSQM, Lancashire Constabulary has demonstrated its commitment to providing the highest standards in restorative justice, and I would like to congratulate the whole team on this achievement.”

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RJC regional workshops for police and crime commissioners

13 February 2018

The RJC is running a series of regional workshops for police and crime commissioners and relevant agencies to support the commissioning of safe and effective restorative justice services.

The workshops are an opportunity to hear about the latest guidance and legislation relating to restorative justice, to share good practice across PCC areas and to establish knowledge sharing networks to further the delivery of high quality restorative justice.

The events are being delivered in partnership with the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners.

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Victim Support’s restorative justice work recognised with the RSQM

9 February 2018

The RJC is pleased to announce that several of Victim Support’s restorative justice services have been awarded the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM).

The accreditation covers Victim Support National, Victim Support West Mercia and Warwickshire, Victim Support Merseyside and Victim Support Sussex.

Chris Straker, the RJC’s interim chief executive, said:

“Congratulations to all the teams involved at Victim Support on achieving the RSQM. This demonstrates their commitment to delivering safe and effective restorative justice services.”

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