News: Jan 2019

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Brighton and Hove Youth Offending Service awarded the RSQM

24 January 2019

The Restorative Justice Council is delighted to announce that Brighton and Hove Youth Offending Service have achieved the Restorative Service Quality Mark.

The RSQM is a rigorously assessed badge of quality that demonstrates that an organisation delivers safe, high quality, restorative services that meet the six Restorative Service Standards. Brighton and Hove Youth Offending Service joins other RSQM awardees from sectors including criminal justice, education and care in delivering high quality restorative processes.

Chris Straker, the RJC's interim chief executive, said:

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Low Secure Forensic and Specialist Services at Kent & Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust awarded the RSQM

3 January 2019

The RJC is pleased to announce that the Low Secure Forensic and Specialist Services at the Kent & Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust has been awarded the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM).

Kent & Medway’s Low Secure Forensic and Specialist Services supports the recovery of offenders with intellectual disabilities and/or mental health difficulties. The service runs a restorative justice therapy programme and focuses on preventative approaches and de-escalation with minimal use of restrictive interventions.