Blog: Apr 2015

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Restorative justice – a victim’s choice?

Jon Collins
30 April 2015

Yesterday, a young woman called Ione Wells took the courageous step of waiving her anonymity to publish an open letter to the man who sexually assaulted her. The letter powerfully and eloquently expresses her outrage at the attack and confronts the anonymous offender with questions about the effect of his actions.

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What’s the big idea?

Jon Collins
27 April 2015

It’s only a few weeks until the general election and, as always at general election time, there are opportunities now and in the next couple of months to promote new ideas that could reshape the policy environment. This will be harder to achieve once the daily grind of government sets in for whichever party or parties are successful in May. 

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What is restorative justice?

Jon Collins
20 April 2015

I’ve been working for the RJC for almost a year now and there’s one question that I’ve been asked more often than any other in that time, by everyone from members of my family to members of parliament: ‘What is restorative justice?’

For somebody like me, immersed in the justice system, giving a long, detailed and highly technical answer is the easy way out. I can describe the minutiae with the best of them. But that approach won’t work with people who are, let’s face it, just being polite. 

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Welcome to the RJC's blog

Jon Collins
14 April 2015

New posts will be uploaded shortly and on a regular basis, so please watch this space.