News: Apr 2015

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Volunteer role: Restorative facilitator at Project Salus

27 April 2015

Are you interested in supporting victims of crime and their families? Could you facilitate at Restorative Youth Caution meetings between young offenders and their victims at police stations across Kent. The Restorative Justice Service is a provision delivered jointly by Salus and Restorative Solutions. This service brings together Kent County Council’s Integrated Youth Services, Kent Police and Kent Probation to provide improved services to victims of crime in Kent and Medway.

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Reparation exhibition, Never throw out anyone, is open until 30 April

22 April 2015

The exhibition, Never throw out anyone, opens today at City Hall, London. It shows the restorative community reparation work done by young people who have offended and been supported by youth offending services across London and the Surrey Youth Support Service.

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More evidence of the effectiveness of restorative justice for young offenders

22 April 2015

The latest evaluation of the youth conferencing restorative justice process in Northern Ireland has confirmed what previous studies have shown: that restorative justice is an effective way to deal with youth offending.

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The RJC launches Moving on, a new film about restorative justice

16 April 2015

The RJC is pleased to announce the launch of Moving on, a short film about restorative justice. Produced by the award-winning team at Catsnake Film, Moving on brings to life the way many victims continue to suffer the effects of crime long after the event and how restorative justice can help.

Moving on shows Lucy, the victim of a mugging, replaying events endlessly in her mind. Only when she meets the mugger in a restorative justice conference is she able to put the incident behind her – it gives her a chance to explain the impact of the crime, and humanises him in the process.

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Job vacancies – Thames Valley Restorative Justice Service

16 April 2015

Thames Valley Restorative Justice Service have a number of opportunities available:

Restorative Justice Development Managers – up to 4 posts

Salary: pro-rata £33,857 (FTE)

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The RJC has published a manifesto for the 2015 general election

10 April 2015

The RJC has identified key priorities for the incoming government following the 2015 general election. This document provides an overview for our members and the public.

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Three more organisations awarded the RSQM

2 April 2015

The RJC is pleased to announce that three more services, Lincolnshire Secure Unit, Leicestershire YOS's restorative work and Bradford Restorative Justice Hub have been awarded the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM).

The RSQM is a badge of quality that demonstrates that a service provides safe, high quality restorative practice which meets the six Restorative Service Standards. These services will join 14 others across a range of sectors who were awarded the RSQM in its first year.

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The RJC launches the Practitioner Competency Framework and the Training Approval Scheme

1 April 2015

The RJC is pleased to announce the launch of two new products to support the delivery of quality practice across the restorative justice field - a Practitioner Competency Framework and the RJC’s Training Approval Scheme.

The Practitioner Competency Framework provides an overview of the behaviours and skills required of those working in the restorative practice field. It is intended to raise standards and support practitioners in their professional development.