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HRH The Princess Royal meets restorative justice workers

22 January 2018

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal joined volunteers, staff and partner agencies on Wednesday 17 January to celebrate restorative justice work being delivered by ROC Restore across Greater Manchester.

ROC Restore is a restorative justice project delivered by national charity, Redeeming Our Communities (ROC). Based in Greater Manchester, ROC’s main aim is to bring about community transformation by bringing together people of goodwill to work together towards safer, kinder communities.

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Buy now, apply later for RJC accreditation schemes

18 January 2018

The RJC’s Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM), practitioner accreditation and Training Provider Quality Mark (TPQM) recognise and support quality restorative practice. To give organisations the flexibility they need to apply for accreditation, the RJC is offering a buy now, apply later scheme.

What is buy now, apply later?

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Maerdy Community Primary School awarded the RSQM

15 January 2018

The RJC is pleased to announce that Maerdy Community Primary School has been awarded the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM).

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

“I’m so pleased to see that Maerdy Community Primary School has achieved the RSQM. This award demonstrates their commitment to safe and effective restorative practice throughout their school.”

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RJC Patron HRH the Princess Royal attends event to celebrate restorative practice in schools

12 January 2018

Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal, patron of the Restorative Justice Council, visited Truro Cathedral on 11 January to recognise restorative practice in Cornwall’s schools, with the support of RJC member RJ Working.

The event brought together representatives from 30 schools in the area, including many school children, to celebrate the development of restorative approaches to behaviour and relationships in Cornwall’s schools.

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Restorative Engagement Forum awarded the TPQM

8 January 2018

The RJC is pleased to announce that Restorative Engagement Forum is the latest organisation to be awarded the Training Provider Quality Mark.

Chris Straker, interim chief executive of the RJC, said:

“My heartfelt congratulations to Restorative Engagement Forum, which has demonstrated its commitment to providing the highest quality restorative practice training through successfully completing the TPQM.”

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Restorative Thinking awarded the TPQM

3 January 2018

The RJC is pleased to announce that Restorative Thinking has been awarded the Training Provider Quality Mark (TPQM).

Chris Straker, interim chief executive of the Restorative Justice Council, said:

“The RJC would like to congratulate Restorative Thinking for successfully completing the TPQM, demonstrating its commitment to providing the highest quality restorative practice training.”

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Kent Youth Justice Services awarded the TPQM

2 January 2018

The RJC is pleased to announce that Kent Youth Justice Services has been awarded the Training Provider Quality Mark (TPQM).

Chris Straker, interim chief executive of the RJC, said:

“Congratulations to Kent Youth Justice Services for achieving the TPQM. This demonstrates their commitment to providing the highest quality restorative practice training.”

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Restorative Together – Wiltshire and Swindon Restorative Hub awarded RSQM

14 December 2017

The RJC is pleased to share that Restorative Together – Wiltshire and Swindon Restorative Hub has been awarded the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM).

Chris Straker, interim chief executive of the RJC said:

“My heartfelt congratulations to Restorative Together – Wiltshire and Swindon Restorative Hub for achieving the RSQM. This shows that the restorative service they deliver is safe, effective and to a high quality.”

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Job opportunity – Restorative service coordinator at Calm Mediation

14 December 2017

Calm Mediation is a registered charity which has been providing a restorative justice service to victims and offenders since 2005 with the support of the Big Lottery. We achieved the Restorative Service Quality Mark in 2016, and provide accredited practitioner training.

We are seeking a dynamic, resourceful restorative service coordinator to continue to build on this reputation for excellence, working with a variety of organisations in the criminal justice sector.

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Connecting and collaborating at RJC AGM 2017

28 November 2017

The RJC’s AGM and annual conference took place on Tuesday 21 November in Angel. Over 80 delegates, members and RJC staff came together to connect, collaborate and celebrate achievements in the field of restorative practice.

A video message from Justice Minister Dr Phillip Lee highlighted the government’s commitment to making restorative justice more widely available to the victims of crime and upcoming plans to engage with Police and Crime Commissioners.

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