This week is Restorative Justice Week 2020, which aims to spread the word about how RJ can be used in a wide range of contexts. RJ is where people who have been harmed and people who have caused that harm communicate with each other, whether that’s in face-to-face, facilitated meetings, writing letters, or something else. This process allows the harmed to express how the incident has affected them and get some kind of resolution. It can help the harmer see the error of their ways and give them a chance to make up for their actions. In today’s post, we’re going to outline 5 of the benefits of RJ for victims of crime and offenders.
"You can experience incredible trauma and it is not your fault, and a lot of people will say, 'Well why is it on me to forgive when I didn't do anything? “But I would say to that, every time you give that incident or that person power, you are inflicting more damage on yourself, so you are re-traumatising yourself, and in many ways you are giving that person continued power over your life." - Candice Mama
Restorative Solutions CIC is pleased to announce it is amongst the first practitioners to begin achieving the new Restorative Justice Council’s marks of quality delivery, practice and training.
Restorative Solutions' Innovative Child-to-Parent Violence Programme Has Been Shortlisted For a National Award14.10.2020
The Howard League for Penal Reform has shortlistedStep Up in Cumbria for its Restorative Justice award.
Restorative Solutions is delighted to be working with the Police & Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire and West Yorkshire Police, in partnership with the Hampton Trust, to set up and mobilise Project CARA across the force area.17.06.2020
The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s commitment to tackling domestic abuse and sexual violence was supported by his published Domestic and Sexual Abuse Strategy in 2017. The strategy underpins the need for partnership working, providing the framework for a West Yorkshire Domestic and Sexual Abuse Partnership to jointly plan and deliver support services. A two-year pilot programme was commissioned and the learning from this now leads the PCC to re-commission a West Yorkshire wide service with a focus on first time/standard perpetrators of domestic abuse who receive a conditional caution.
We are adapting our Restorative Justice provision in response to the developing coronavirus pandemic. Our aim is to maintain ours service in the safest way possible.
Detective Inspector Paul Coleman, from Lincolnshire Police's Spalding and South Holland CID, explains the benefits of Restorative Justice, and how it differs from community resolution.