News: Apr 2019

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Job opportunity: Restorative service caseworker at Calm Mediation

17 April 2019

Calm Mediation has a two-year contract with the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC). It’s remit is to provide restorative justice to victims and offenders in London. However, Calm Mediation has been providing a restorative justice (RJ) service to victims and offenders since 2005 with the support of the Big Lottery. They achieved the Restorative Service Quality Mark in 2016 and provide OCN accredited and RJC approved practitioner training.

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New RJC chief executive appointed

11 April 2019

The RJC is delighted to announce that Jim Simon has been appointed as its new chief executive.

Jim is an experienced head teacher with 21 years’ service within education. He has also worked closely with youth offending services and the police force in developing restorative practices within education and youth settings, and has been an assessor for the RJC since 2014.

Jim takes over from Chris Straker, who steps down from his role as interim chief executive.

Kerry Clamp, chair of the RJC, said:

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NFS Mediation Service awarded the RSQM

11 April 2019

The RJC is pleased to announce that NFS Mediation Service is the latest organisation to be awarded the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM). NFS Mediation Service provides a free, confidential and independent mediation service offered to the people of Southampton and surrounding areas. It delivers a range of restorative services throughout Hampshire for local authorities as well as a number of housing associations.

Jim Simon, the RJC’s chief executive, said: