7 July 2015, Community of Restorative Researchers: Inaugural Conference

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Become an RJC


Anyone can join the RJC as a supporter.


Supporters help make our vision for universal access to restorative justice a reality.


Individual Organisation

Are you a Restorative Justice Practitioner?

The RJC Practitioner Register is a public listing of restorative practitioners who are committed to high-quality restorative justice.


Joining the Register provides professional development and a pathway to accreditation as well as tailored RJC member benefits.


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RJC Trainer

Organisations who provide training to enable people to become practitioners.


Trainers must agree to adhere to the RJC Trainers Code of Practice.


Trainers are listed on the RJC Trainers Register. Trainers who also provide restorative services to the public are also listed on the Restorative Services Map.







About the Restorative Justice Council

The Restorative Justice Council promotes quality restorative practice for everyone

The Restorative Justice Council (RJC) is the independent third sector membership body for the field of restorative practice. It provides quality assurance and a national voice advocating the widespread use of all forms of restorative practice, including restorative justice. The RJC’s vision is of a restorative society where everyone has access to safe, high quality restorative practice wherever and whenever it is needed.

Restorative practice is effective in building strong relationships and can help prevent and manage conflict in schools, children’s services, workplaces, hospitals, prisons and communities. In criminal justice, it is widely known as restorative justice. Restorative justice gives victims the chance to meet or communicate with their offenders to explain the real impact of the crime - it empowers victims by giving them a voice. It also holds offenders to account for what they have done and helps them to take responsibility and make amends. Government research demonstrates that restorative justice provides an 85 per cent victim satisfaction rate, and a 14 per cent reduction in the frequency of reoffending. 

The RJC's role is to set and champion clear standards for restorative practice. It ensures quality and supports those in the field to build on their capacity and accessibility. At the same time, the RJC raises public awareness and confidence in restorative processes. The ultimate aim of the RJC is to drive take-up and to enable safe, high quality restorative practice to develop and thrive. 

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