Keeping children in care out of trouble – consultation response

The RJC has submitted a response to an independent review, chaired by Lord Laming and established by the Prison Reform Trust, to consider why looked after children are more likely than other children in England and Wales to get involved with the criminal justice system.

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.

Effect of restorative justice on post-traumatic stress symptoms

This research paper examined the impact of face to face restorative justice conferences on the post-traumatic stress symptoms of crime victims.

RJC complaints and appeals policies and procedures

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.

Wait 'til Eight: A Start-up Guide to NOMS RJ Implementation

Wait 'til Eight is an essential start-up guide to the restorative justice scheme implementation by the National Offender Management Service (NOMS).

MoJ evaluation of restorative justice

The University of Sheffield were commissioned by the government to evaluate three restorative justice schemes between 2001 and 2008. The results of the research, published in four reports, was resounding - restorative justice works.

Key findings from the evaluation included that:

Ipsos MORI 2014 findings summary

Polling carried out by Ipsos MORI on behalf of the RJC found overwhelming support for the principles of restorative justice from members of the public, particularly those who had been victims of crime themselves.

Champions portfolio second edition

This second, updated, edition of the champions portfolio provides an overview of the RJC's current community of more than 50 champions, their work, and interests in developing restorative justice. Working with our champions we will explore future opportunities and highlight the importance of rest