News: Mar 2017

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Campaign launched to tackle hate crime in Derbyshire

24 March 2017

On Thursday 23 March the RJC, Remedi and local partners in Derbyshire jointly launched a new campaign in support of victims of hate crime.

The aim of the Step Up Beat Hate campaign is to increase awareness of the benefits of restorative justice among past and current victims of hate crime. It also supports Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Hardyal Dhindsa’s goals to improve support to victims of hate crime across the county and encourage more survivors to report their experiences to police.

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Job opportunity - Prison based restorative justice manager

20 March 2017

Belong is looking for a reliable organised, energetic restorative justice facilitator to join its committed, specialist team.

The successful applicant will have solid experience of working within the criminal justice sector and preferably the prison service, with a track record of securing stakeholder engagement in programs and communicating effectively with individuals from a range of backgrounds. He or she will manage this project, deliver restorative justice interventions and support prison staff to deliver restorative justice interventions as part of the project.

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The RJC and Together for Mental Wellbeing join the T2A Alliance

14 March 2017

The Transition to Adulthood (T2A) Alliance is a coalition of 16 leading criminal justice, health and youth charities chaired by Joyce Moseley OBE. The Alliance helps to shape T2A’s policy positions and promotes a better criminal justice system for young adults to government, practitioners and the wider voluntary sector. Recently, T2A’s campaign management group undertook a membership audit of the Alliance, and identified the need for additional expertise on two current priorities.

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Wales Restorative Approaches Partnership (WRAP) awarded the TPQM

8 March 2017

The RJC is pleased to announce that Wales Restorative Approaches Partnership (WRAP) has been awarded the Training Provider Quality Mark (TPQM).

Jon Collins, the RJC’s chief executive, said:

“WRAP has demonstrated through successfully completing the TPQM that it is providing the highest quality restorative practice training.  It is a great testimony to the whole team at WRAP that it has achieved this in addition to holding the Restorative Services Quality Mark (RSQM).”

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RJC publishes report on improving victim take-up of restorative justice

6 March 2017

The RJC is pleased to announce the publication of a new research report – Improving victim take-up of restorative justice.

The report, written by Janet Bright, explores the barriers to victims participating in restorative justice and what can be done to address them. It is the result of an eight-month research project which involved interviews with practitioners, service managers and victims - both those who had taken part in restorative justice and those who had chosen not to do so.