Staffordshire Youth Offending Service awarded Restorative Service Quality Mark

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20 June 2019

Staffordshire Youth Offending Service’s Restorative Justice Service has been awarded the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM) by the Restorative Justice Council, in recognition of its high quality restorative justice interventions with young people.

Jim Simon, the Restorative Justice Council’s chief executive, said:

“High quality restorative interventions play a key role in diverting young people away from the criminal justice system. Congratulations to Staffordshire Youth Offending Service on achieving the RSQM which demonstrates its commitment to providing safe and effective restorative practice throughout its service.”

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. Staffordshire Youth Offending Service joins other RSQM awardees – in sectors ranging from criminal justice through education to care – delivering high quality restorative processes.

Hazel Williamson, county manager for Staffordshire Youth Offending Service, said:

“We put restorative justice approaches at the heart of all interventions with children to repair harm caused as a consequence of offending. By using restorative interventions, we have seen some extremely positive and satisfactory outcomes for both children and the victim/community.”