HMP Durham awarded the RSQM

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3 February 2017

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

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

“I would like to offer my congratulations to the team at HMP Durham for successfully completing the RSQM. This shows that they are providing the highest standards in restorative practice.”

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. HMP Durham joins other RSQM awardees – in sectors ranging from criminal justice through education to care – delivering high quality restorative processes.

Michael Hogg, supervising prison officer, safer custody – violence reduction & restorative justice team, HMP Durham said:

“When we found out that we had passed the RSQM, the rest of the team and I felt elated. At HMP Durham, we have been delivering restorative approaches since 2012 and greatly value the powerful impact these can have on both victims and offenders.

“Achieving this recognition was an acknowledgement of all the hard work the team had put in. It represented the next important step we needed in our journey to broaden the use of restorative approaches throughout the whole prison, as well as promoting its use throughout the wider HMPS estate”.