The Standing Committee for Youth Justice has released a report that criticises the government for its plans to increase the use of digital technology when it comes to sentencing children. It has also written an open letter to The Times, which has been signed by Restorative Solutions' Chief Executive, Gary Stephenson. You can read more about the report here http://scyj.org.uk/2018/04/scyj-releases-report-and-open-letter-on-video-links-and-child-defendants/
West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson has confirmed continuing funding for two major services in West Yorkshire to ensure that victims and witnesses of crime can continue to access appropriate support. A three year contract, for restorative justice services, worth £900,000, has been awarded to not for profit community interest company Restorative Solutions, who will support victims to engage directly with offenders wherever appropriate to try and achieve closure and prevent reoffending, from April 3, 2018.