News: Jun 2016

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RJC Patron HRH the Princess Royal meets restorative practice workers

30 June 2016

Speaking at an RJC event in East London last week, the organisation’s patron HRH the Princess Royal congratulated delegates on their work across the restorative practice field.

The event brought together RJC members from multiple sectors, and focused on improving partnership working in order to improve outcomes for young people.

The Princess Royal also took time to visit stands showcasing some of the innovative restorative work currently taking place with young people, and to meet delegates attending the event.

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Two new organisations achieve the RSQM

24 June 2016

The RJC is delighted to announce that two more services have been awarded the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM). Maidstone Mediation Scheme and Sussex Restorative Justice Partnership (post-sentence service) have successfully completed their assessment and now hold the RSQM.

Jon Collins, the RJC’s chief executive, said: “I am very pleased that these organisations are delivering such good quality services to victims and offenders. Their staff are committed and dedicated and this is reflected in the consistently high standard of their work.”

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RJC AGM 2016 - save the date!

23 June 2016

We are pleased to announce that our 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and members’ conference will be held on Tuesday 22 November in London.

In previous years, this event has been a great opportunity for us to meet our members, hear your views and come together to discuss what has been and will be happening in the restorative practice field.

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Delivering restorative justice – making multiagency partnerships work

13 June 2016

The RJC has published a new report looking at the ways in which organisations delivering restorative justice can join together to develop multiagency partnerships. The report is based on work undertaken with three areas – Hertfordshire, Northumbria and Sussex – where multiagency partnerships have been formed. 

The RJC held events with all three areas, and extracted some broad principles surrounding the development and effective running of a multiagency partnership. These findings are contained in the report, along with practical advice on how to set up a partnership.

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New polling shows overwhelming public support for restorative justice

6 June 2016

Newly released Ipsos MORI polling, commissioned by the Restorative Justice Council, confirms that 80% of the public believe that victims of crime should have the right to meet their offender. Among people who had been a victim of crime, this figure rose to 85%.