We take pride in managing the delivery of successful projects that are ground breaking and life changing. Our people are hugely experienced in designing, developing and implementing Restorative Approaches in organisations and communities looking for new ways of working.
Using a traditional Restorative Practice methodology, we have innovated and pioneered the use of the approach in sectors across England and Wales including: policing, prisons, schools, and social housing, to provide a practical and cost-effective tool kit to deal with harm or conflict.
Commissioned Restorative Justice Services
Restorative Solutions can provide an end-to-end capability for Restorative Justice conferencing and other Restorative Justice outcomes. Our team of experienced Restorative Justice practitioners comes from a wide number of agencies, such as probation, prisons, police, education, and includes former offenders who have changed their lives following a Restorative Justice intervention.
We will engage with organisations in order to offer a bespoke service for Restorative Justice conferencing and case management which could include case selection, assessment of suitability, preparatory engagement with participants, post conference support and peer mentoring for offenders prior to and post conference.
Working with Police and Crime Commissioners
Our work has ranged from designing, setting up and delivering a full Restorative Justice Service to testing out pilot projects for addressing local needs. Our approach is to work in partnership to develop services that are safe and effective for the client as well as being cost efficient for the commissioner. We have delivered or are delivering services for Police and Crime Commissioners in the following areas:
- Avon and Somerset
- Devon and Cornwall
- Dyfed Powys
- Greater Manchester
- South Yorkshire
- West Midlands
Some examples include:
Lincolnshire Restorative Justice Service
This was commissioned by the PCC in April 2015 and renewed in April 2017 for a further 2 years. The Lincolnshire Restorative Justice Service has now been recommissioned until March 2020. We have set up and managed an integrated Restorative Justice service that includes the following:
- Crime Prevention and Early Intervention
- Pre-Court (Out of Court [OOC] Disposals)
Preventing Children Being Taken into Care through Restorative Approaches
Restorative Solutions CIC has developed Restore:Families, an innovative and dynamic programme of support to help families who are experiencing 'child to parent' violence in the home.
In 2015/16, Restorative Solutions were commissioned by the Cumbria OPCC to develop and test the use of Restorative Approaches with Teenage Domestic Abuse and Violence. Families attend programmes of varying lengths, voluntarily, following referral by statutory services or by self-referral.
The pilot was externally evaluated by the Brathay Trust and has resulted in the development of an additional 8-12 year old male programme which was piloted in 2017, and has now been extended to 2019/2020.
What a young person said about their experience on the programme:
“I enjoy being a proper family and enjoying time as a family. If we hadn't been in Restore:Families I'd probably had nothing to do with my family. If I'd carried on acting how I was acting I'd have ended up in a home.”
You can read the Brathay Trust Evaluation of the pilot here.
If you would like to know more about the Restore:Families programme, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information or to arrange a no obligation initial discussion, please contact Gary Stephenson by emailing email@example.com.