Meet the team

Jim Simon, Chief Executive 

Jim joined the RJC as chief executive in April 2019, having been an RJC assessor since 2014. He is an experienced head teacher with 21 years’ service within education. Alongside this he has worked closely with youth offending services and the police force in developing restorative practices within educational and youth settings.

He is an experienced practitioner and trainer within restorative practices and has led the strategic development and implementation of these services within educational and youth settings. His academic studies have focused on education and his Master’s degree, specifically focused on equality and diversity, researching the impact of restorative practices on providing a fair and equitable service to those involved within the process.

Aisa Shearing, Restorative Standards Officer

Aisa has been working within the field of Restorative Justice for 8 years and is an advanced level practitioner. Aisa spent 3 years, as Service coordinator then operational lead for Make Amends, the commissioned service in Devon and Cornwall.

Her background is working with young people who have emotional and behavioural challenges, and she has also volunteered for the youth justice service as a referral panel member for the last 10 years. She has an honours degree in Psychology and an MSc in Business and Management with both undergraduate dissertation and Masters capstone projects focusing on Restorative Practice. Aisa also has a level 3 teaching and assessment qualification.

Karl Simon, Business Support Officer

Karl joined the RJC back in November 2019 as our Business Admin Support Officer. He has over 30 years experience within customer service, project management, planning and finance roles and worked for over 5 years directly with young people excluded from education.

Whilst Karl does not have a restorative practitioner background, he is passionate about promoting positive change and believes in the power of restorative practice