News: Mar 2016

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New RJC guide for the police

31 March 2016

The RJC is pleased to announce the publication of a new guide on restorative justice for the police. The police have a vital role to play both in delivery of restorative justice for low level offences and in sharing victims’ details to enable restorative justice to go ahead in more serious cases.

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RJC publishes new research on making restorative justice work for female offenders

30 March 2016

The RJC has published Making restorative justice work for women who have offended, a new research report that sets out a series of recommendations for practitioners and policy makers on how to improve female offenders’ access to and experiences of restorative justice.

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Avon and Somerset Restorative Partnership are the latest to receive RSQM award

29 March 2016

The RJC is pleased to announce that Avon and Somerset Restorative Partnership - Bristol RJ service delivered by Neighbourhood Justice Team have achieved the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM). 

The award demonstrates that services are delivering good quality, safe and sustainable restorative services that meet the six Restorative Service Standards. 29 organisations – from sectors that include criminal justice, education and care – have now achieved the RSQM.

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Redeeming Our Communities: Restorative Services in Greater Manchester awarded the RSQM

22 March 2016

Redeeming Our Communities: Restorative Services in Greater Manchester has become the latest organisation to attain the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM).

The RSQM demonstrates that services are delivering good quality, safe and sustainable restorative justice that meets the six Restorative Service Standards. The award is currently held by 28 services, working across the criminal justice, education and care sectors.

Rebecca Green, National Development Manager, said:

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New RJC guide for PCC candidates

15 March 2016

The RJC is pleased to announce the publication of a new guide on restorative justice for candidates standing in the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections in May. Among PCCs’ many responsibilities, they will have a crucial role in the future development of restorative justice.

Since Ministry of Justice funding was given to PCCs to make restorative justice available to victims of crime in their areas, new restorative justice services have emerged across the country.  As a result, more victims than ever before are able to access restorative justice.

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RJC publishes results of mapping exercise of restorative justice provision

11 March 2016

The RJC is pleased to announce the results of a mapping exercise of restorative justice provision in the criminal justice sector. Building on the results of a similar project undertaken last year, the project aimed to gather up to date information on restorative justice provision across the country. Findings are now available on a new database, designed for both victims and professionals, on the RJC website.

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Prime-time coverage for restorative justice in ITV's Meeting My Enemy

3 March 2016

Restorative justice received in-depth coverage in ITV’s Meeting My Enemy tonight.

Filmed over a two-year period, the programme followed the stories of offenders and victims in two separate cases, exploring what happened when they came face to face through restorative justice.

Joan Scourfield and David Hodgkinson’s 28 year old son James was killed by a single punch while on a night out in Nottingham. The perpetrator, Jacob Dunne, was convicted of manslaughter, and sentenced to 30 months in prison, serving 14 before his release.