Cambridgeshire Constabulary awarded the RSQM

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20 June 2017

The RJC is pleased to announce that Cambridgeshire Constabulary has been awarded the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM).

The service, which is funded by Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner Jason Ablewhite, is based alongside the county’s in-house Victim and Witness Hub.

Jon Collins, the RJC’s chief executive, said:

“By successfully completing the RSQM, Cambridgeshire Constabulary has demonstrated its commitment to providing the highest standards in restorative justice, and I would like to congratulate the whole team on this achievement.”

The RSQM is a badge of quality that guarantees that a service provides safe, high quality restorative practice which meets the six Restorative Service Standards. Cambridgeshire Constabulary joins other RSQM awardees – in sectors ranging from criminal justice through education to care – delivering high quality restorative processes.

Lynsey Brown, Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s restorative justice delivery manager, said:

 “We were absolutely delighted when we heard that we had passed the RSQM as the team work extremely hard to ensure the best quality restorative justice is offered to all victims in Cambridgeshire. The support from our assessor and the RJC was fantastic and really helped us to develop a clear case supervision policy with the support of our local partners. I would highly recommend applying for the RSQM as it gives you the confidence to know that you are practicing at a high standard.”

Jason Ablewhite, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire, said:

“This achievement demonstrates the ‘victim-first approach’ taken in Cambridgeshire and is great news for victims of crime in the county. Victims who want to meet their offender in a restorative justice conference can be reassured this will be done in a safe and professional manner. The service is just one aspect of our end to end support service for victims of crime which has recently been highlighted as good practice by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC).”