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New RJC chief executive appointed

11 April 2019

The RJC is delighted to announce that Jim Simon has been appointed as its new chief executive.

Jim is an experienced head teacher with 21 years’ service within education. He has also worked closely with youth offending services and the police force in developing restorative practices within education and youth settings, and has been an assessor for the RJC since 2014.

Jim takes over from Chris Straker, who steps down from his role as interim chief executive.

Kerry Clamp, chair of the RJC, said:

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NFS Mediation Service awarded the RSQM

11 April 2019

The RJC is pleased to announce that NFS Mediation Service is the latest organisation to be awarded the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM). NFS Mediation Service provides a free, confidential and independent mediation service offered to the people of Southampton and surrounding areas. It delivers a range of restorative services throughout Hampshire for local authorities as well as a number of housing associations.

Jim Simon, the RJC’s chief executive, said:

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Brighton and Hove Independent Mediation Service awarded the RSQM

14 March 2019

The RJC is pleased to announce that Brighton and Hove Independent Mediation Service has been awarded the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM). Brighton and Hove Independent Mediation Service is a charity helping families, neighbours, businesses and organisations to resolve conflicts and disputes.

Chris Straker, the RJC’s interim chief executive, said:

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Brighton and Hove City Council: Community Safety Casework Team awarded RSQM

7 March 2019

The RJC is pleased to announce that Brighton and Hove City Council’s Community Safety Casework Team has been awarded the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM) for its restorative work. The Community Safety Team works in partnership to improve community safety, reduce crime and disorder and to help people feel safer across the city.

Chris Straker, the RJC’s interim chief executive, said:

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The RJC is recruiting a new chief executive

1 March 2019

The Restorative Justice Council is seeking a new chief executive to lead this influential national charity at an exciting time in its development. This is a unique opportunity for a dynamic leader to influence the development of restorative practice at a local and national level.

The RJC is the independent membership body for the field of restorative justice. We provide a national voice advocating the widespread use of all forms of restorative justice, and promote standards that will lead to safe, high-quality processes for participants.

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Job opportunities at Calm Mediation

28 February 2019

Calm Mediation, a charity providing conflict resolution to the London community is advertising for two new roles: a restorative service manager and a restorative development officer,

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Lancashire Constabulary Restorative Justice Team awarded the TPQM

15 February 2019

The RJC is pleased to announce that the Lancashire Constabulary Restorative Justice Team has achieved the Training Provider Quality Mark (TPQM).  

Chris Straker, the RJC’s interim chief executive, said:

“We would like to congratulate the Lancashire Constabulary Restorative Justice Team on achieving the TPQM. Through achieving this award, the team has demonstrated their commitment to delivering outstanding restorative training. A very well done to all the team members.”

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West Yorkshire Restorative Justice Service awarded the RSQM

15 February 2019

The Restorative Justice Council (RJC) is pleased to announce that the West Yorkshire Restorative Justice Service has achieved the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM).

Chris Straker, the RJC’s interim chief executive, said:

“Congratulations to the West Yorkshire Restorative Justice Service on achieving the RSQM award. This achievement highlights their commitment to delivering high quality restorative services to those affected by crime.”  

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Job opportunity: restorative justice advisor at West Sussex Youth Offending Service

14 February 2019

The West Sussex Youth Offending Service is looking for a permanent, full time restorative justice advisor based in Worthing. The salary is £24,657 - £27,358. Applications close on 24 February 2019.

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Brighton and Hove Youth Offending Service awarded the RSQM

24 January 2019

The Restorative Justice Council is delighted to announce that Brighton and Hove Youth Offending Service have achieved the Restorative Service Quality Mark.

The RSQM is a rigorously assessed badge of quality that demonstrates that an organisation delivers safe, high quality, restorative services that meet the six Restorative Service Standards. Brighton and Hove Youth Offending Service joins other RSQM awardees from sectors including criminal justice, education and care in delivering high quality restorative processes.

Chris Straker, the RJC's interim chief executive, said:

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