Resolution Online

Read our latest posts and join in the discussion on a range of subjects related to restorative practice.

Please continue to submit your questions to us online by CLICKING HERE or @RJCouncil on twitter using the hashtag #RJdiscussion.

If you would like to write an article for publication within either Resolution Online magazine or our quarterly Resolution Magazine, please submit your draft article (no more than 2500 words) ONLINE HERE

You can also email your article to us at



node teaser

One year on…

12 May 2015

A year ago today I joined the RJC. It’s a cliché to say that time has flown by but it’s true nonetheless. It’s been a whirlwind year with scarcely a moment to catch breath. Looking back, there are lots of things I’m proud of, like our great new film Moving on, interesting events that we’ve hosted, and the steady growth in the number of organisations applying for the RSQM. I’ve also been fortunate enough to find out more about the great work that our members do and to hear first hand the compelling stories of people who have benefited from restorative justice. Whenever I’m buried in budgets or stuck in a windowless boardroom, it’s those stories that remind me why I do what I do.

node teaser

Looking out for kids in care

5 May 2015

If your child got into a fight with a friend or kicked down a door, would you call the police? I wouldn’t. I’d be angry, of course. And worried. But I wouldn’t be calling 999. For children living in care homes, though, this is too often the outcome of an incident that in a family home would be dealt with informally. As a result, looked after children and young people, an already vulnerable and marginalised group, are dragged into the criminal justice system.

node teaser

Restorative justice – a victim’s choice?

30 April 2015

Yesterday, a young woman called Ione Wells took the courageous step of waiving her anonymity to publish an open letter to the man who sexually assaulted her. The letter powerfully and eloquently expresses her outrage at the attack and confronts the anonymous offender with questions about the effect of his actions.

node teaser

What’s the big idea?

27 April 2015

It’s only a few weeks until the general election and, as always at general election time, there are opportunities now and in the next couple of months to promote new ideas that could reshape the policy environment. This will be harder to achieve once the daily grind of government sets in for whichever party or parties are successful in May. 

node teaser

What is restorative justice?

20 April 2015

I’ve been working for the RJC for almost a year now and there’s one question that I’ve been asked more often than any other in that time, by everyone from members of my family to members of parliament: ‘What is restorative justice?’

For somebody like me, immersed in the justice system, giving a long, detailed and highly technical answer is the easy way out. I can describe the minutiae with the best of them. But that approach won’t work with people who are, let’s face it, just being polite.