News: May 2016

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Three organisations awarded the RSQM

27 May 2016

The RJC is pleased to announce that three more services have achieved the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM). The Dracaena Centre, Calm Mediation – restorative justice service, and Blackburn with Darwen youth justice service all now hold the RSQM.

Jon Collins, the RJC’s chief executive, said: “It’s fantastic news that these services have all achieved the RSQM. This is a testament to the high quality of their work and their commitment to using restorative approaches in a safe and effective way.”

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RJC responds to Home Secretary’s comments on restorative justice for victims of domestic abuse

18 May 2016

In a speech yesterday at the Police Federation Annual Conference in Bournemouth, Theresa May criticised the police for using restorative justice with victims of domestic violence. She spoke of victims being asked to meet their abusers “with no consideration of the psychological and emotional damage that can cause”.

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RJC job opportunity - policy and communications officer

13 May 2016

The RJC is looking for a policy and communications officer to join our external affairs team.

The post holder will support the team in developing and monitoring the RJC’s communications, policy research and stakeholder engagement work.

The post requires a highly motivated individual able to work well on their own and in a team. Strong writing skills and attention to detail are essential, and they will need to be resourceful and personable as they will working with our key partners and developing relationships with new stakeholders. 

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Three more organisations achieve the RSQM

9 May 2016

The RJC is pleased to announce that three more services have achieved the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM). County Durham Youth Offending Service's (YOS) Restorative Work, Wales Restorative Approaches Partnership and the Restorative Justice Team from Hampshire Youth Offending Team have all recently completed the application process and now hold the RSQM.