News: Sep 2014

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Community resolution and restorative justice

24 September 2014

Further stories surrounding the use of community resolution orders for serious crimes and sexual offences have appeared in the press recently. The RJC’s CEO, Jon Collins, said: “It’s always disappointing when stories such as these incorrectly use the terms community resolution and restorative justice interchangeably because it risks misleading the public.”

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Monmouth Comprehensive is the first secondary school in the UK to achieve the RSQM

10 September 2014

Monmouth Comprehensive becomes the first secondary school in the UK to receive the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM).  Restorative Justice Council CEO, Jon Collins, presented the school with the award at a ceremony yesterday. 

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New RJC Practitioner Register microsite - making accreditation more accessible

8 September 2014

The Restorative Justice Council (RJC) today launches its new and improved Practitioner Register microsite, an essential resource for restorative practitioners. The new microsite simplifies the process of joining the register as an Associate Practitioner and then applying for or renewing Accredited Practitioner status, and has been developed in response to consultation with the restorative field. 

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Two more services working with young people have achieved the RSQM

5 September 2014

The Restorative Justice Council (RJC) is pleased to announce that two more services working with young people have achieved the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM). Oxfordshire Youth Offending Service Restorative Justice Service and G4S Medway Secure Training Centre Restorative Justice Service both recently completed the application process and now hold the RSQM.

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Liberal Democrats pledge to increase the use of restorative justice and endorse the RSQM

4 September 2014

The Liberal Democrat’s policy paper Doing What Works to Cut Crime has put forward proposals for an increase in the use of restorative justice in England and Wales and has endorsed the RJC’s Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM). The paper, published ahead of the Liberal Democrat Party conference in October, describes the RSQM as “’The Standard’ for the sector and a mandatory pre-requisite for commissioning restorative justice services”.