HRH The Princess Royal meets restorative justice workers

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22 January 2018

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal joined volunteers, staff and partner agencies on Wednesday 17 January to celebrate restorative justice work being delivered by ROC Restore across Greater Manchester.

ROC Restore is a restorative justice project delivered by national charity, Redeeming Our Communities (ROC). Based in Greater Manchester, ROC’s main aim is to bring about community transformation by bringing together people of goodwill to work together towards safer, kinder communities.

The event celebrated five years of ROC Restore and also featured interviews with those involved in restorative justice.

The Princess Royal congratulated attendees on their commitment to restorative justice and spoke of the importance of restorative justice in bringing communities together. The Princess also unveilled a new plaque in the atrium of ROC’s headquarters.

ROC Restore has over 100 volunteer facilitators delivering restorative justice across Greater Manchester and The Princess Royal, as Patron of the Restorative Justice Council, met representatives from surrounding areas.

Debra Green OBE, executive director of ROC, said:

“ROC were thrilled to welcome Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal to celebrate the 5th anniversary of one of our favourite, award winning projects: ROC Restore.  We were delighted to be able to hear from those who’ve taken part in and long been champions of restorative justice as well as those who give their time to volunteer.”

Chris Straker, chief executive of the Restorative Justice Council, said:

“ROC Restore is delivering safe, high quality restorative justice services across Greater Manchester. We’re delighted to share with Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal some of the excellent work being delivered across England and Wales helping victims of crime move on and recover.”