APPG Letter to Secretary of State regarding HMPPS RJ Policy Framework

HMPPS recently published a policy framework on Restorative practice which sets out the professional responsibilities of offender managers, probation practitioners, and victim liaison officers (VLOs) for suitability and referral for restorative justice services. Many of the RJC's members raised concerns with the framework and its impact across the sector.

As chair of the Advisory Board for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Restorative Justice, I have shared the concerns raised by our members with the All-Party Group. MP's and Peers have acknowledged that the HMPPS Restorative Justice Policy Framework does raise questions about the ability of services to deliver effectively on the ground.

In response to these concerns, the Chair of the APPG, Elliot Colburn MP, has written to the Secretary of State asking for clarity on several key issues.

You can see the letter in its entirety on the APPG Website or download a copy below.