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New RJC report: commissioning safe and effective restorative justice services

27 July 2018

The RJC is pleased to announce the publication of its report of five regional workshops for commissioners of restorative justice services.

Since funding for restorative justice services was devolved from the Ministry of Justice to police and crime commissioners, there has been the opportunity to design local services to meet the needs of local communities. These workshops provided a vital opportunity to share notes on what’s working well and how challenges are being met with innovation in different areas.

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RJC new chair of trustees appointed

25 July 2018

The RJC is pleased to announce that Dr Kerry Clamp is the RJC’s new chair of trustees.

Kerry is assistant professor of criminology at the University of Nottingham and brings a deep understanding of the restorative sector from her research on restorative policing, evaluation of community justice panels, and her work consulting government. Kerry is also the chair of the editorial board for the European Forum for Restorative Justice.

Kerry said:

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Job opportunity - restorative justice service administrator

24 July 2018

Part-time 15 hours per week, preferably worked over 4 or 5 days. Fixed term contract until October 2020 (extension subject to continued funding).

The Kent Restorative Justice Service is delivered on behalf of Kent Police and Crime Commissioner by Salus and Restorative Solutions, two of the UK’s leading providers of restorative services.

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Mounts Bay Academy awarded RSQM

27 June 2018

The Restorative Justice Council is delighted to announce that Mounts Bay Academy has been awarded the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM).

The RSQM is a rigorously assessed quality mark which demonstrates that organisations are delivering high quality, safe restorative services that meet the six Restorative Service Standards. Mounts Bay Academy joins other RSQM awardees delivering restorative practices in a range of sectors, including education, criminal justice and care.

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Volunteer opportunity: restorative justice practitioners in Cornwall, Exeter and North Devon

22 June 2018

Make Amends is looking to recruit volunteer restorative justice practitioners who live in Cornwall, Exeter and North Devon.

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Job opportunity - prison-based restorative justice manager, HMP The Mount

21 June 2018

Belong aims to reduce crime and the harm that it causes. We specialise in enabling positive development, rehabilitation and recovery amongst those who have been victims of sexual offences or violence offences and perpetrators of sexual or violent offences. Our services include mentoring, art therapy and restorative justice interventions. We work with children, young people and adults in custodial and community settings. 

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HRH The Princess Royal presents award to Enfield Youth Offending Team

13 June 2018

The RJC’s patron, HRH The Princess Royal, visited Enfield Youth Offending Unit yesterday to meet restorative justice staff and local representatives.

As part of the visit, the Princess presented the youth offending team with the award for the RJC’s Restorative Service Quality Mark.

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Restorative Cleveland awarded the RSQM

6 June 2018

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

Restorative Cleveland is a multi-agency partnership funded by the police and crime commissioner to deliver restorative justice throughout Cleveland. The partnership is made up of thirteen organisations including the police, local authorities, victim services and probation services, with a shared vision of ensuring victims have access to high quality restorative justice at any stage of their journey.

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

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HRH The Princess Royal launches Devon and Cornwall’s restorative justice service

16 May 2018

HRH The Princess Royal, patron of the Restorative Justice Council, visited Torquay yesterday to celebrate the launch of the restorative justice service for Devon and Cornwall.

The event brought together staff, volunteers and people who have taken part in restorative justice to discuss its success and the positive outcomes achieved by its approach. The Princess spoke to attendees about the important role of restorative justice in strengthening communities, before unveiling a plaque to celebrate the visit.

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Job opportunity - restorative justice service delivery manager, Hampshire

16 May 2018

Restorative Solutions has an opportunity for a role to work with them to develop and deliver restorative justice services across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

They are looking for an experienced service delivery manager, ideally with a track record 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.

Restorative justice service delivery manager

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