Kirklees Youth Offending Team awarded the RSQM

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19 September 2019

Kirklees Youth Offending Team has been awarded the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM) by the Restorative Justice Council, in recognition of its high quality restorative justice interventions with young people.

Jim Simon, the Restorative Justice Council’s chief executive, said:

“High quality restorative interventions play a key role in diverting young people away from the criminal justice system. Congratulations to KirkleesYouth Offending Team on achieving the RSQM which demonstrates its commitment to providing safe and effective restorative practice throughout its service.”

The RSQM is a badge of quality that demonstrates a service provides safe, high quality restorative practice which meets the six Restorative Service Standards. Kirklees Youth Offending Team joins other RSQM awardees – in sectors ranging from criminal justice through education to care – delivering high quality restorative processes.

Julie Walsh, RJ Co-ordinator for Kirklees Youth Offending Team, said:

"We wanted to promote restorative justice within our authority and this type of recognition enables us to do that- as well as prove that we do deliver a quality standard of service."