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Positive results for What would you do? campaign

4 December 2014

During International Restorative Justice Week 2014 the RJC partnered with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), Why Me? and the Chris Donovan Trust on What would you do?, a campaign to raise awareness of restorative justice. Figures published by the MoJ indicate that the campaign was an overwhelming success, reaching  6.5 million people on Twitter and 4.2 million people on Facebook.

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RJC AGM 2014

21 November 2014

The RJC's 2014 Annual General Meeting took place yesterday and was well attended by delegates from all areas of restorative practice. 

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Interview with RJC CEO, Jon Collins

19 November 2014

In preparation for the RJC's AGM on 20 November, the organisation's chief executive Jon Collins has spoken about the RJC's work to date and its role within the field.

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Awareness campaign launched for International RJ Week

19 November 2014

This year’s International Restorative Justice Week runs from 16 to 23 November, celebrating and raising awareness of restorative justice.

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Changes to the Restorative Justice Council’s Articles of Association

18 November 2014

The RJC board of trustees is proposing some changes to the RJC’s Articles of Association, which is our governing document. The rationale for these changes is explained in a note from the RJC’s chair, Graham Robb, which is available to download below. The proposed resolutions, which specify the exact changes, can also be downloaded below, along with the proposed new Articles of Association. The RJC’s board is asking members to vote for all of these resolutions.

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Out of Court Disposal reform creates opportunity for restorative justice

1 November 2014

The government has today unveiled plans to scrap the use of cautions in England and Wales, and replace them with a system of suspended prosecutions. The aim is to ensure that there are more direct consequences in future for committing even minor crimes. The new approach will be trialed in three police force areas over the next 12 months, and if successful, ministers aim to replicate it over the country.

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Mapping of restorative justice provision report now available

28 October 2014

The Restorative Justice Council has today published the results of a national restorative justice mapping project.

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Community resolution and restorative justice

24 September 2014

Further stories surrounding the use of community resolution orders for serious crimes and sexual offences have appeared in the press recently. The RJC’s CEO, Jon Collins, said: “It’s always disappointing when stories such as these incorrectly use the terms community resolution and restorative justice interchangeably because it risks misleading the public.”

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Monmouth Comprehensive is the first secondary school in the UK to achieve the RSQM

10 September 2014

Monmouth Comprehensive becomes the first secondary school in the UK to receive the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM).  Restorative Justice Council CEO, Jon Collins, presented the school with the award at a ceremony yesterday. 

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New RJC Practitioner Register microsite - making accreditation more accessible

8 September 2014

The Restorative Justice Council (RJC) today launches its new and improved Practitioner Register microsite, an essential resource for restorative practitioners. The new microsite simplifies the process of joining the register as an Associate Practitioner and then applying for or renewing Accredited Practitioner status, and has been developed in response to consultation with the restorative field.