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Why me? publish report on PCC provision of restorative justice

28 April 2016

Why me? have today released the results of their research into Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) provision of restorative justice.

The research focused on PCC expenditure and delivery. Why me? looked at what services have been commissioned and how accessible they are to victims, as well as trying to find out how much of the £23 million the Ministry of Justice allocated for PCC delivery of restorative justice over the three years from 2013 had been used.

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RJC presents evidence at Justice Select Committee inquiry

19 April 2016

Jon Collins, the RJC’s chief executive, gave oral evidence to a Justice Select Committee hearing in Westminster this morning. The hearing was part of the select committee’s inquiry into restorative justice, and followed on from a written consultation earlier this year.

The session covered topics including the evidence for cost effectiveness, how well the Victims’ Code is working in practice, the potential for a Victims’ Law and the use of restorative justice for domestic and sexual violence.

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RJC briefing for Charlie Taylor

18 April 2016

The RJC has given a briefing on restorative justice to Charlie Taylor to inform his review of the youth justice system. This briefing included evidence about the effectiveness of restorative justice and restorative practice with young people aboth as a diversionary measure and in custody or as part of a sentence.

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New Ministry of Justice funding

7 April 2016

The RJC is pleased to have agreed funding for 2016-17 with the Ministry of Justice to deliver a programme of work to promote the use of restorative justice and ensure quality in its delivery.

In line with reductions in government spending, however, the RJC’s funding from the Ministry of Justice has been significantly reduced compared to the last two years. We will therefore be continuing to carry out a programme of work with the Ministry of Justice, but on a smaller scale than previously. 

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New RJC guide for the police

31 March 2016

The RJC is pleased to announce the publication of a new guide on restorative justice for the police. The police have a vital role to play both in delivery of restorative justice for low level offences and in sharing victims’ details to enable restorative justice to go ahead in more serious cases.

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RJC publishes new research on making restorative justice work for female offenders

30 March 2016

The RJC has published Making restorative justice work for women who have offended, a new research report that sets out a series of recommendations for practitioners and policy makers on how to improve female offenders’ access to and experiences of restorative justice.

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Avon and Somerset Restorative Partnership are the latest to receive RSQM award

29 March 2016

The RJC is pleased to announce that Avon and Somerset Restorative Partnership - Bristol RJ service delivered by Neighbourhood Justice Team have achieved the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM). 

The award demonstrates that services are delivering good quality, safe and sustainable restorative services that meet the six Restorative Service Standards. 29 organisations – from sectors that include criminal justice, education and care – have now achieved the RSQM.

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Redeeming Our Communities: Restorative Services in Greater Manchester awarded the RSQM

22 March 2016

Redeeming Our Communities: Restorative Services in Greater Manchester has become the latest organisation to attain the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM).

The RSQM demonstrates that services are delivering good quality, safe and sustainable restorative justice that meets the six Restorative Service Standards. The award is currently held by 28 services, working across the criminal justice, education and care sectors.

Rebecca Green, National Development Manager, said:

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New RJC guide for PCC candidates

15 March 2016

The RJC is pleased to announce the publication of a new guide on restorative justice for candidates standing in the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections in May. Among PCCs’ many responsibilities, they will have a crucial role in the future development of restorative justice.

Since Ministry of Justice funding was given to PCCs to make restorative justice available to victims of crime in their areas, new restorative justice services have emerged across the country.  As a result, more victims than ever before are able to access restorative justice.

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