Northumbria CRC awarded the RSQM

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3 April 2017

The RJC is pleased to announce that Northumbria Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) has been awarded the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM).

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

“Northumbria CRC has demonstrated through completing the RSQM that it is providing the highest standards in restorative practice, 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. Northumbria CRC joins other RSQM awardees – in sectors ranging from criminal justice through education to care – delivering high quality restorative processes.

Gary Connor, Northumbria CRC’s operational lead for restorative justice, said:

“Achieving RSQM status felt like an extremely positive reward for the hard work undertaken by the restorative justice staff at Northumbria CRC. As an organisation, we have a long history of using evidence-led approaches in our work, and the restorative focus provided by the RSQM greatly assisted us to embed victim awareness work throughout our approach. There is a definite sense amongst all those involved that we are now providing improved services for victims and offenders as a result.”