News: Dec 2014

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Restorative justice in the magistrates’ court information pack published

12 December 2014

The RJC is today publishing an information pack to raise awareness of restorative justice among magistrates. Restorative justice is increasingly being used throughout the criminal justice system and magistrates are able to recommend its use as part of a community sentence or before sentencing has taken place. This pack will increase understanding of the benefits of restorative justice and how it can currently be used within sentencing.

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Ministry of Justice announce restorative justice Action Plan to 2018

11 December 2014

The Ministry of Justice has published its third restorative justice action plan with information and objectives up to 2018. The document outlines the MOJ’s commitment to victim-focused restorative justice and its vision of what restorative justice provision will look like in the coming years.

This version of the action plan, which takes into account the evolving criminal justice landscape and the progress made in the provision of restorative justice, covers three key areas:

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Follow the RJC on our new social media pages

10 December 2014

As part of International Restorative Justice Week, the RJC has launched Facebook and Google+ pages. You can follow us at the links below:

RJC Facebook page: www.facebook.com/restorativejusticecouncil

RJC Google+ page: http://tinyurl.com/RJC-Google

LinkedIn page: www.linkedin.com/company/rjc---restorative-justice-council

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Positive results for What would you do? campaign

4 December 2014

During International Restorative Justice Week 2014 the RJC partnered with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), Why Me? and the Chris Donovan Trust on What would you do?, a campaign to raise awareness of restorative justice. Figures published by the MoJ indicate that the campaign was an overwhelming success, reaching  6.5 million people on Twitter and 4.2 million people on Facebook.