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Restorative Justice Council responds to Justice Select Committee inquiry report

1 September 2016

Commenting on the report of the Justice Select Committee’s inquiry on restorative justice, Jon Collins, chief executive of the Restorative Justice Council, who gave evidence to the inquiry, said:

“This report from the Justice Select Committee is a welcome audit of the progress made so far in broadening access to high quality restorative justice in England and Wales and sets out some clear recommendations for next steps.

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Volunteer opportunity - restorative justice user scrutiny panel members

31 August 2016

The IARS International Institute is looking for individuals who have been a victim of any crime, and restorative justice practitioners to become members of the Restorative justice user scrutiny panel. The Panel is an independent body hosted by IARS as part of the Pan-London restorative justice service currently being developed by Restore: London. The service was commissioned by the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime. 

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Job opportunity - Restorative practices development officer

17 August 2016

Brighton and Hove City Council is recruiting a restorative practices development officer.  

This is an exciting opportunity to develop, influence and shape restorative practices in the city. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing restorative practices in relevant agencies and services in Brighton and Hove and managing a small caseload.

This is a full time fixed term position with a salary range from £25,694 – £29,854.

Closing date for applications is 2 September 2016.

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Stand for election for the RJC board of trustees

15 August 2016

The RJC is inviting members to stand for election to join our board of trustees.

The board of trustees is the RJC's governing body. Trustees play a vital role in guiding and enabling our work. Seven RJC trustees are elected directly from the membership. They reflect the broad field of restorative practice and act in the best interests of the RJC to help us meet our charitable aims and fulfil our vision for everyone to have access to quality restorative practice.

You can see our current board of trustees here.

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Job opportunity - Restorative justice delivery officer

12 August 2016

Sussex police is recruiting a restorative justice delivery officer for its Brighton and Hove division.

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Somerset Community Justice Partnership awarded the RSQM

12 August 2016

The RJC is pleased to announce that Somerset Community Justice Partnership has been awarded the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM).

Jon Collins, the RJC’s chief executive, said: “I would like to congratulate Somerset Community Justice Partnership on being awarded the RSQM. This achievement represents the commitment of all of its staff and volunteers to ensuring the highest standards in safe and effective restorative practice.”

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Three more organisations achieve the RSQM

11 August 2016

The RJC is delighted to announce that three more services have been awarded the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM). Wakefield Youth Offending Team Restorative Justice Service, The Mediation Service and Suffolk Youth Offending Service Restorative Justice Team have successfully completed their assessment and now hold the RSQM.

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Job opportunity - Restorative Solutions

3 August 2016

Restorative Solutions is recruiting a project manager to develop and deliver court based (pre- and post- sentence) restorative justice across Northamptonshire.

The project will be delivered alongside the existing Restorative Northamptonshire contract, also managed and delivered by Restorative Solutions CIC. Restorative justice interventions will be delivered by the project manager, with local partners and a team of trained Restorative Northamptonshire volunteers.

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New and updated RSQM and TPQM

19 July 2016

The RJC is pleased to announce the launch of the updated Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM) and our new Training Provider Quality Mark (TPQM). Both have been developed to address the needs of the field, based on feedback and input from our members.

The RSQM is an external recognition of quality restorative practice that measures an organisation’s work against the six Restorative Service Standards.

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Avon and Somerset Restorative Justice Partnership awarded the RSQM

19 July 2016

The RJC is delighted to announce that Avon and Somerset Restorative Justice Partnership; Somerset Service has been awarded the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM).

Jon Collins, the RJC’s chief executive, said: “I would like to congratulate all of the staff in the Avon and Somerset Restorative Justice Partnership on their success. This is a fantastic achievement which demonstrates their strong commitment to delivering high standards in safe and effective restorative practice.”

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