News: Jun 2015

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RSQM grant scheme: Could you qualify for the RSQM free of charge?

29 June 2015

The RJC is launching a new Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM) grant scheme, funded by the Ministry of Justice. The RSQM is our quality mark for services providing restorative processes. It demonstrates to commissioners and the public that organisations are committed to safe, quality restorative practice. More information about the RSQM can be found at   

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Book discount available for RJC members

22 June 2015

Jessica Kingsley Publishers are offering RJC members a discount of 15% off the cover price of restorative practice books plus free postage and packing. This will be available until midnight on 12 July. The books on offer include:

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RJC job opportunity - Senior research officer

19 June 2015

The RJC is looking for a senior research officer to lead an exciting new project on women’s experiences of restorative justice.

The post holder will lead a research project exploring female offenders’ access to and experience of restorative justice, looking at what could be done to better enable female offenders to participate in restorative justice and to ensure that those who do take part have a positive experience.

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Two more youth justice services achieve the RSQM

18 June 2015

The RJC is pleased to announce that two more youth justice services have achieved the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM). Gateshead Youth Offending Team Restorative Justice Service and the Restorative Justice Team at Essex Youth Offending Service have become the latest services to attain the RSQM.

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Apply to join the Restorative Expert Advisory Group

18 June 2015

Could you be a voice for the field of restorative practice? The RJC is looking for eight restorative practice experts and trainers to serve on its newly established Expert Advisory Group.
The Advisory Group will meet four times a year in London and will play an important role in developing RJC standards and guidance aimed at supporting best quality restorative practice. The role is unpaid but reasonable travel and subsistence expenses will be reimbursed. 

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RJC job opportunity - Policy and public affairs officer

16 June 2015

The RJC is looking for a policy and public affairs officer to join our policy and stakeholder engagement team.

The post holder will support the policy and stakeholder engagement team in developing and monitoring the RJC’s policy, research and public affairs work.

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Help us shape the principles of restorative practice

15 June 2015

We are reviewing our current standards framework and part of this work involves looking at the principles of restorative practice published in 2004, with a view to updating and refining them.

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Job opportunity: Service manager at Lambeth Mediation Service

12 June 2015

Lambeth Mediation Service (LMS) is looking for a service manager to take their charity forward. 

LMS is a community voluntary organisation with a respected reputation. They’ve been helping to resolve conflict for 25 years and work with a team of over 60 highly trained and experienced volunteers drawn from, and reflecting the diverse local community in Lambeth.

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The Victims’ Commissioner seeks views on Victim Personal Statements

5 June 2015

The Victims’ Commissioner, Baroness Newlove, is carrying out a review of Victim Personal Statements (VPS) and is inviting victims to complete an online survey about their experiences of making a VPS at court and Parole hearings.

The review is intended to develop a better understanding of VPS processes and how agencies could make better use of them. It will also clarify the purpose of VPS and explore victims’ experiences and understanding of what it means for their VPS to be taken into account.

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Restorative justice champions portfolio – updated edition launched

2 June 2015

The RJC is pleased to announce the publication of the second edition of its restorative justice champions portfolio today. This provides an updated overview of the RJC’s current community of restorative justice champions who will help us highlight the importance of restorative work across England and Wales and explore opportunities for its future development.