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Awareness campaign launched for International RJ Week

19 November 2014

This year’s International Restorative Justice Week runs from 16 to 23 November, celebrating and raising awareness of restorative justice.

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Changes to the Restorative Justice Council’s Articles of Association

18 November 2014

The RJC board of trustees is proposing some changes to the RJC’s Articles of Association, which is our governing document. The rationale for these changes is explained in a note from the RJC’s chair, Graham Robb, which is available to download below. The proposed resolutions, which specify the exact changes, can also be downloaded below, along with the proposed new Articles of Association. The RJC’s board is asking members to vote for all of these resolutions.

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Out of Court Disposal reform creates opportunity for restorative justice

1 November 2014

The government has today unveiled plans to scrap the use of cautions in England and Wales, and replace them with a system of suspended prosecutions. The aim is to ensure that there are more direct consequences in future for committing even minor crimes. The new approach will be trialed in three police force areas over the next 12 months, and if successful, ministers aim to replicate it over the country.

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Mapping of restorative justice provision report now available

28 October 2014

The Restorative Justice Council has today published the results of a national restorative justice mapping project.

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Community resolution and restorative justice

24 September 2014

Further stories surrounding the use of community resolution orders for serious crimes and sexual offences have appeared in the press recently. The RJC’s CEO, Jon Collins, said: “It’s always disappointing when stories such as these incorrectly use the terms community resolution and restorative justice interchangeably because it risks misleading the public.”

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Monmouth Comprehensive is the first secondary school in the UK to achieve the RSQM

10 September 2014

Monmouth Comprehensive becomes the first secondary school in the UK to receive the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM).  Restorative Justice Council CEO, Jon Collins, presented the school with the award at a ceremony yesterday. 

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New RJC Practitioner Register microsite - making accreditation more accessible

8 September 2014

The Restorative Justice Council (RJC) today launches its new and improved Practitioner Register microsite, an essential resource for restorative practitioners. The new microsite simplifies the process of joining the register as an Associate Practitioner and then applying for or renewing Accredited Practitioner status, and has been developed in response to consultation with the restorative field. 

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Two more services working with young people have achieved the RSQM

5 September 2014

The Restorative Justice Council (RJC) is pleased to announce that two more services working with young people have achieved the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM). Oxfordshire Youth Offending Service Restorative Justice Service and G4S Medway Secure Training Centre Restorative Justice Service both recently completed the application process and now hold the RSQM.

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Liberal Democrats pledge to increase the use of restorative justice and endorse the RSQM

4 September 2014

The Liberal Democrat’s policy paper Doing What Works to Cut Crime has put forward proposals for an increase in the use of restorative justice in England and Wales and has endorsed the RJC’s Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM). The paper, published ahead of the Liberal Democrat Party conference in October, describes the RSQM as “’The Standard’ for the sector and a mandatory pre-requisite for commissioning restorative justice services”.

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Stand for election to the RJC board of trustees

13 August 2014

The Restorative Justice Council is inviting members to stand for election to join the RJC board of trustees.

The board of trustees is the RJC's governing body. Trustees play a vital role guiding and enabling the vision and work of your organisation.

Seven RJC trustees are elected directly from the membership. They reflect the broad field of restorative practice and act in the best interests of the RJC to help us meet our charitable aims and fulfil our vision for everyone to have access to restorative practice.