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RJC interim chief executive appointed

2 August 2017

On behalf of trustees I would like to thank Jon Collins for his excellent work as chief executive of the RJC since May 2014. During the past three years he has helped to establish the RJC’s key role in ensuring quality restorative service delivery. Jon took up his new post as chief executive of the Magistrates Association at the beginning of August and we wish him every success with his future career.

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Job opportunity - Prison based restorative justice manager, HMP Coldingley

24 July 2017

Belong specialises in enabling positive development, rehabilitation and recovery amongst those who have been victims or perpetrators of sexual or violent offences. Our services include mentoring, art therapy and restorative justice interventions. We work with children, young people and adults in custodial and community settings. This restorative justice service will build on a model developed in other prisons, applying restorative approaches in response to violent incidents and conflicts at HMP Coldingley.

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Sefton Youth Offending Team awarded the RSQM

19 July 2017

Sefton Youth Offending Team awarded the RSQM

The RJC is pleased to announce that Seton Youth Offending Team (YOT) has been awarded the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM).

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

“Through completing the RSQM, Sefton YOT has shown that it is providing the highest quality restorative justice and I would like to commend the whole team for this achievement.”

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Joseph Norton Academy Awarded the RSQM

7 July 2017

The RJC is pleased to announce that Joseph Norton Academy has been awarded the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM).

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

“I would like to offer my congratulations to the whole team at Joseph Norton Academy on this fantastic achievement. By successfully completing the RSQM, it has demonstrated its commitment to providing the highest standards in restorative practice.”

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TPQM - Free places available to new applicants

27 June 2017

We are delighted that the Ministry of Justice has agreed to further support the TPQM in 2017-18, enabling the RJC to offer the TPQM free of charge to a limited number of organisations on a first come first served basis.

The TPQM provides a badge of quality for training providers. It allows training providers to show that they have been externally recognised, enables them to market their training in a competitive field, and gives commissioners and learners confidence in their training. Twenty-three training providers now hold the TPQM, with one telling us:

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RSQM - special offers for new applicants

27 June 2017

The Restorative Justice Council is offering a limited number of organisations the chance to apply for the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM) at a reduced price.  As an independent quality mark, the RSQM will allow your organisation to demonstrate to commissioners, partners and the public that you are delivering safe, quality restorative practice. 

This year, with the support of the Ministry of Justice, we are offering a reduced rate to 20 organisations working in the criminal justice sector of £3,000 plus VAT – a saving of £1,000 on the standard fee.

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The RJC is recruiting a Policy and Communications Officer

27 June 2017

The Restorative Justice Council is recruiting a Policy and Communications Officer to contribute to the delivery of our communications, marketing, and policy development work.

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Cambridgeshire Constabulary awarded the RSQM

20 June 2017

The RJC is pleased to announce that Cambridgeshire Constabulary has been awarded the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM).

The service, which is funded by Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner Jason Ablewhite, is based alongside the county’s in-house Victim and Witness Hub.

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

“By successfully completing the RSQM, Cambridgeshire Constabulary has demonstrated its commitment to providing the highest standards in restorative justice, and I would like to congratulate the whole team on this achievement.”

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The RJC is recruiting a new Chief Executive

19 June 2017

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 practice. We provide a national voice advocating the widespread use of all forms of restorative practice, including restorative justice, and aims to enable safe, high-quality restorative practice to develop and thrive.

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Coventry Youth Offending Service awarded the RSQM

26 May 2017

The RJC is pleased to announce that Coventry Youth Offending Service has been awarded the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM).

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

“I am very pleased that Coventry Youth Offending Service has successfully completed the RSQM. This shows its commitment to providing the highest standards in restorative justice, and I would like to congratulate the whole team on this achievement.”

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