Mr Simon Smart

Accredited Practitioner (RSQM)

OPCC Cleveland


Simon is the restorative justice co-ordinator at Sunderland Youth Offending Service (YOS) where, alongside his team, he is responsible for all restorative activity including delivering restorative processes, service development, training and working with partner agencies. Simon is also on secondment to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner in Northumbria, reviewing restorative justice services across the area.

Simons restorative career began around 2000 when he became the reparation co-ordinator for Gateshead YOS. Following completion of his facilitator training, Training for Trainers and BTEC course he moved to Sunderland to become the RJ co-ordinator.

Simon is also trained in community mediation, conflict management and counselling.

Areas of Practice:

Community, Criminal Justice, Sensitive and Complex, Youth Justice