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The Changing Face of Prison, by Gary Stephenson, our Executive Chairman

The Changing Face of Prison, by Gary Stephenson, our Executive Chairman

04.06.2018

A process evaluation of our Restorative Prisons project has been written and published by two academics, Helen Fair and Jessica Jacobson of the Institute for Criminal Policy Research at Birkbeck, University of London. The project was developed by Restorative Solutions and funded by the Monument Trust, and was launched in two prisons – HMP Buckley Hall and HMP Featherstone – in July 2016. Our Executive Chairman, Gary Stephenson, comments on the changing face of prisons and how Restorative Justice can deliver a safer working environment for both staff and inmates.

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Restorative Justice adds its name to concern about current child justice arrangements

17.04.2018

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/

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Restorative Solutions wins contract with West Yorkshire's PCC

21.03.2018

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.

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