HRH The Princess Royal presents award to Enfield Youth Offending Team
The RJC’s patron, HRH The Princess Royal, visited Enfield Youth Offending Unit yesterday to meet restorative justice staff and local representatives.
As part of the visit, the Princess presented the youth offending team with the award for the RJC’s Restorative Service Quality Mark.
The Princess spoke to guests about how restorative justice connects us and allows us to better communicate with each other. She met representatives from Enfield Council, youth offending unit staff and volunteers, and a young person who shared her own experience of being involved in a restorative process.
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. Enfield Youth Offending Team is now the third youth offending service in London to achieve the RSQM, joining Southwark and Kingston and Richmond.
Restorative justice empowers victims and gives them a voice in the criminal justice process, helping them to move on with their lives. It also helps offenders to turn their lives around by giving them an opportunity to hear from their victim, to take responsibility and to make amends.
You can read more about restorative justice and youth offending in the RJC’s report here.