Resources

Jon Collins, July 2014

Jon Collins, November 2014

Restorative justice champions portfolio

Restorative justice champions will help the RJC raise awareness of the benefits of restorative justice by promoting it in their sector or region, and supporting victims and communities interested in restorative justice.

The RJC Practitioner Competency Framework

The RJC Practitioner Competency Framework provides an overview of the behaviours and skills required of those working in the restorative practice field and is intended to raise standards and support practitioners in their professional development.

Evidence supporting the use of restorative justice

The evidence

Restorative justice works.  The evidence shows that restorative justice meets the needs of victims and reduces the frequency of reoffending.

Resources for victims

If you have been a victim of crime and are considering restorative justice, you are likely to have questions about what it will involve and why it might work for you. The RJC has developed these resources to help answer some of your 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. 

Ruth's story

When Ruth awoke to find her home being burgled, with her granddaughter in the house, she no longer felt safe in her own home. Meeting her burglar and finding a mutual understanding helped her move on.

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.

Jo's story

Jo was raped by a boy she knew. Determined not to let the attack destroy her life, Jo sought a meeting with her attacker. She explains how crucial the 'gift' she shared through the restorative meeting was in regaining power and enabling her to move on.

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