Monmouthshire and Torfaen Youth Offending Service awarded RSQM

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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.”

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

Jacalyn Richards, Monmouthshire and Torfaen Youth Offending Service Manager, said:

“As an organisation we have always tried to put victims and restorative practice high on our list of priorities. Learning we had passed the RSQM was confirmation that we are definitely on the right track. As a service we feel proud that we have achieved this award.

“We have always believed we have strong restorative processes but also acknowledged they could be improved. We decided to challenge ourselves by applying for the RSQM. It has helped us focus on the gaps in our service provision and plan our way to improve the service further.”

You can find out more about the RSQM here.