The 3rd Annual Restorative Justice Council Conference
The imposed restrictions on our day-to-day lives over the past 16 months have, through necessity, impacted on all aspects of our lives. Many of us will have embraced opportunities for cultures to converge as the world has become more digitally connected however, political and social polarisation continue to leave communities divided and disconnected. Restorative justice practices can serve as an important bridge within societies, connecting individuals and communities with differing perspectives.
In a world of growing division, creating a culture which proactively prevents harm and creates more resilient communities is even more critical. That is why during this year’s conference we want to explore the potential for restorative justice and practices as a bridge builder when responding to complex challenges and overcoming inequalities and vulnerabilities in our communities. We are particularly interested in learning from academics, organisations and practitioners about where restorative justice is breaking new ground. Finally, we want to understand how restorative justice is being effectively implemented across our communities including education, health, workplace and secure settings. Thus, the theme of the 3rd annual RJC conference is Restorative netWorks – bridging divides & strengthening communities.
This year, our conference sessions will focus on one of four areas:
- Overcoming inequality & adversity through restorative justice
- Restorative justice – evidence of effectiveness
- Restorative Justice – breaking new ground
- Restorative practice in communities
We already have an extremely exciting list of confirmed keynote speakers that are sure to stimulate debate and discussion in our effort to provide insight into how we might bridge the divides and strengthen communities.
As Commissioner, she regularly meets heads of Criminal Justice agencies, Ministers, Chief Constables, Police and Crime Commissioners, victim organisations, Parliamentarians and voluntary groups. She will undertake reviews into victim services and report on how agencies are complying with the Code.
Dame Vera is the former Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria (2012-19).
She previously spent much of her working life as a criminal barrister. She was called to the Bar in 1975 and took silk in 2000. She served as Labour MP for Redcar from 2001 to 2010. She was a Government Minister from 2006 to 2010 and Solicitor General from 2007 to 2010 - the House of Common's most senior law officer. As Solicitor General she was closely involved in criminal justice policy and legislation and is particularly proud of her role in taking the Equalities Act 2010 through its House of Commons stages
In 2017 she was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for services to women and equality.
Policies that were of particular personal interest included the introduction of payment by results, restorative justice and work in prisons. Crispin also has a long-standing interest in foreign affairs and was elected Chairman of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee from June 2015 to May 2017 and is currently Vice Chair of the Conservative Middle East Council.
From his experience as Prisons Minister and as Foreign Affairs Committee Chair, Crispin has seen first-hand the failure of the half-century “War on Drugs” both at home and abroad. He has become co-chair of the APPG on Drug Policy Reform where he advocates for a reassessment of the costs and benefits of the current prohibitionist approach. He is also chair of the Conservative Drug Policy Reform Group.
Crispin’s personal life story has taught him a deep personal understanding of the difficult challenges LGBT+ people face both at home and abroad, and is secretary of the APPG on Global LGBT Rights. Especially as Britain has a particular responsibility for many Commonwealth countries laws as they have been inherited from Britain’s colonial past. Crispin is also co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Humanist Group.
Whilst the policing lead for Bristol, Jon introduced joint working arrangements with colleagues in the probation and prison services, local authorities and third sector that delivered significant crime reductions through the intensive management of prolific offenders. Concurrently he introduced restorative justice to Avon and Somerset. He remains firm in the belief that the Police Services’ role in offender management should extend beyond the conviction of offenders.
As the NPCC lead for Integrated Offender Management (IOM), Electronic Monitoring (EM) and Restorative Justice he is now leading the police-side implementation of the national refresh of IOM working and the Ministry of Justice’s EM Portfolio.
Jon is a family man with interests that include surfing, cycling and rugby; essentially anything else that gets him outdoors with his three sons. He is the chair of governors of his local primary school.
|Monday 22nd November|
|09:00 - 09:30||Welcome, opening message|
|09:30 - 11:00||Parallel session 1|
|11:00 - 11:15||Screen Break|
|11:15 - 12:15||Keynote Presentation 1|
|12:15 - 13:00||Lunch - Poster presentation session open|
|13:00 - 14:30||Parallel session 2|
|14:30 - 14:45||Screen Break|
|14:45 - 15:45||Panel session (Panelist introductions)|
|15:45 - 16:00||Screen Break|
|16:00 - 17:00||Panel Q&A session|
|17:00 - 17:15||Confernece close|
|17:15 - 18:30||Networking Rooms Open (Via Zoom)|
|Tuesday 23rd November|
|09:00 - 10:00||Opening and Keynote Presentation 2|
|10:00 - 10:15||Screen Break|
|10:15 - 11:45||Parallel Session 3|
|11:45 - 12:45||Keynote Presentation 3|
|12:45 - 13:30||Lunch - Poster presentation session open|
|13:30 - 15:00||Parallel Session 4|
|15:00 - 15:15||Screen Break|
|15:15 - 16:15||Keynote Presentation 4|
|16:15 - 16:30||Conference Close|
|16:30 - 17:30||Networking Rooms Open (Via Zoom)|
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All conference fees are inclusive of VAT
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|RJC Member | One-day (inclusive of VAT)||£ 78.00|
|RJC Member | Two-day (inclusive of VAT)||£ 120.00|
|RJC Member | Concession (inclusive of VAT)||£ 50.00|
|Non-Member | One-day (inclusive of VAT)||£ 102.00|
|Non-Member | Two-day (inclusive of VAT)||£ 144.00|
|Non-Member | Concession (inclusive of VAT)||£ 70.00|