Restorative Practice in a Forensic Mental Health Service: Case Study

Toni was vulnerable, hard-working, good humoured, playful, spontaneously violent and also sometimes instrumentally violent. Following an assault on a member of the nursing staff, Dr Andy Cook discusses the restorative meeting which took place 10 months later. 

Letter from our patron HRH The Princess Royal

A letter from our patron HRH The Princess Royal, first published in the RJC's Resolution magazine, issue 64. 

Lucy's story

Lucy* lives in Northamptonshire with her three sons, one of whom needs full time care because of a disability. One night, someone broke into her house while she was asleep and stole her keys. When her oldest son returned home from a night out, her car was gone. She explains how restorative justice helped her to put her mind at rest about what happened. 

Susan's story

Susan is a restorative justice facilitator. When her bike was stolen, she was given the opportunity to experience a restorative justice conference from an entirely new perspective.

Restorative learning - Carr Manor Community School

An article from Resolution 52 about Carr Manor Community School.

Ray and Vi's story

In May 2001, Christopher Donovan and his brother Philip were on a night out together when they were attacked by a gang of youths. Philip was beaten unconscious, and when Christopher tried to help him, he was pulled to the ground and repeatedly kicked in the head. He was then left unconscious in the middle of a four-lane road, where he was hit by a car and dragged for forty feet.

Tony's story

I was pushing my 99-year-old mother in her wheelchair just outside the sheltered accommodation block where she lives. Her handbag, which had her purse in it, was slung over the arm of the wheelchair. All of a sudden I was pushed to one side and this boy snatched the handbag and ran off.

Kate's story

When Kate’s daughter was killed in a car accident, she had to come to terms not only with the loss, but also with her unanswered questions.

Ed and Rumbie's story

When Ed and Rumbie were burgled two weeks after moving into their flat, their optimism about their new life together was ruined. As part of a pre-sentence restorative justice trial, they were given the opportunity to meet their offender at Pentonville prison. 

The Woolf Within - Peter & Will's story

Peter Woolf and Will Riley speak about their experience of restorative justice in the powerful short film The Woolf Within.