Victim Support NI achieve Registered Restorative Organisation status

We are pleased to announce that Victim Support NI has become the first organisation in Northern Ireland to achieve Registered status. As an independent charity supporting people affected by crime, Victim Support NI offer a free and confidential service, whether or not a crime has been reported and regardless of how long ago the event took place.

Through the RJC’s registration process, Victim Support NI have been able to explore and confirm their value base as a restorative and nurturing organisation. As they embark on launching a whole new restorative offer for victims of crime, leaders wanted to ensure that their organisation and future service were fully aligned with the RJC's Registration Frameworks and Practice Guidance standards.

Jim Simon, the RJC’s chief executive said:

“I am delighted that Victim Support NI have been awarded Registered Restorative Organisation status. It is a well-deserved recognition that staff at all levels are facilitating high quality restorative practice. I look forward to continuing to work with the organisation as they continue to develop their restorative offer.”

Peter Crory, Head of Service, Victim Support Northern Ireland said:

“The process confirmed for us how much more important it is to be a restorative organisation delivering restorative justice rather than just another organisation delivering a restorative justice project.”

To find out more about Victim Support NI, visit their website or contact your local Hub using the information below:

Foyle Hub: foyle@victimsupportni.org.uk

Belfast Hub: belfast@victimsupportni.org.uk