Restorative Justice Volunteer Adrian Hughes Wins Award at Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner's Safer AwardsMonday 10th December 2018
A huge congratulations from all of us at Restorative Solutions to Adrian Hughes, who won the Special Recognition Award at last week's Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner's Safer Awards for his volunteer work with both Restorative Solutions and the Victim Care Service.
The Safer Awards are held to recognise the valuable contribution of volunteers across a variety of organisations, all of which are dedicated to making their communities safer. Adrian Hughes, who won the Special Recognition Award, has volunteered for the Victim Care Service for the past 18 months, and has also volunteered as a restorative justice practitioner for Restorative Solutions for the past two years.
In his work for the Victim Care Service, Adrian has become a mentor for less experienced volunteers, supported community engagement events, and supported 58 victims of various crimes. Whilst volunteering with Restorative Solutions, Adrian has undertaken training such as the three-day RJ Practitioners training, Serious and Complex Case training, and Safeguarding training courses. Adrian's professional and supportive approach has been praised by users of the service, and Adrian's broad skillset has also enabled him to deliver Police RJ training sessions, as well as co-delivering the first Hate Crime Pilot restorative intervention.
The work of volunteers like Adrian is crucial to the service we provide here at Restorative Solutions, and we are delighted to see him receive well-deserved recognition for all of his hard work through this award.