News: Nov 2015

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Justice Select Committee inquiry: Restorative Justice Council members’ consultation

30 November 2015

The Justice Select Committee has decided to hold an inquiry into restorative justice. The Committee welcomes views on any aspects of the current and potential use of restorative justice in the criminal justice system.

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Achievements and aspirations take centre stage at RJC AGM 2015

25 November 2015

The room was full of enthusiasm and expertise at this year’s AGM and annual conference, which was open to both RJC members and non-members. Over 130 delegates, members and RJC staff came together on Wednesday 18 November, to celebrate achievements in the field and create a collective vision for the future of restorative justice.

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RJC staff, members and supporters celebrate quality at annual conference

25 November 2015

At the AGM and annual conference, which took place on 18 November 2015 in Canary Wharf, the RJC and its members and supporters made a point of acknowledging the high quality restorative work of individuals and organisations in the past year.

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House of Lords debate on restorative justice

25 November 2015

On Wednesday 18 November, a debate took place in the House of Lords on restorative justice. The debate - which took place during International Restorative Justice Week - followed a question asked by Lord Blair of Boughton, the former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service. 

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Devon Youth Offending Restorative Justice Service achieves the RSQM

24 November 2015

Devon Youth Offending Restorative Justice Service has become the latest organisation to attain the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM).

The RSQM is a rigorously assessed quality mark which demonstrates that services are delivering good quality, safe restorative services. Devon Youth Offending Restorative Justice Service joins 24 other RSQM holders, who work in a range of sectors, including criminal justice, education and care.

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European Union Victims’ Directive comes into force today

16 November 2015

The RJC welcomes the European Union (EU) Victims’ Directive coming into force today. Member states opting in to the Directive agree, by law, to ensure that victims are offered information on the availability of restorative justice services and that victims who participate are treated "respectfully, sensitively and professionally".

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Justice Select Committee inquiry on restorative justice

13 November 2015

The House of Commons Justice Select Committee has launched an inquiry on restorative justice.

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International Restorative Justice Week 2015

12 November 2015

This year’s International Restorative Justice Week takes place between 15 and 22 November, celebrating and raising awareness of restorative justice.

Key activities happening during this period are the Ministry of Justice’s campaign, I’ve got something to say, and the RJC’s annual conference.

The Ministry of Justice’s International Restorative Justice Week campaign seeks to increase general awareness and understanding of restorative justice and emphasise the benefits for victims. 

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Vote in the RJC's trustee election

11 November 2015

Voting is now open in the 2015 election for the RJC’s board of trustees. The board is the RJC's governing body and plays a vital role in guiding our work. The elections are your chance to have a say in who carries out this important role.

The RJC board is made up of a maximum of seven membership trustees elected from and by the membership and six council trustees appointed for their specialist skills and experience.

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