Restorative Solutions: April news & views

Restorative Solutions is extremely thankful to our dedicated team of practitioners and volunteers who have been working hard to continue delivering our restorative justice services and training amidst the pandemic. 

Every month Restorative Solutions’ team will be sharing our latest news and views to keep you up to date with what we are working on and our team’s achievements.

Restorative Solutions' April news and views:

Celebrating Good Work

In February Restorative Solutions recognised Michelle West from the RJ Hampshire team for all of her hard work, especially in coordinating the volunteers and reviewing and updating all of the policies and paperwork that goes with it

Thanks again, Michelle!

RJ Hampshire achieves Registered Service Provider

RJ Hampshire has successfully registered the service with the RJC and been awarded Registered Service Provider. Well done to our team for all of the hard work!

Sorrell Kenny, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Restorative Justice Service Delivery Manager:

“The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Team are delighted to have been awarded Registered Service Provider Status. The Restorative Justice Service is extremely grateful for the excellent support it receives from our Police & Crime Commissioner and partners and would like to thank all our dedicated staff and volunteers who are committed to providing good quality restorative practice."

Restorative Solutions joins the European Forum for Restorative Justice 

This month’s final update, Restorative Solutions has joined the European Forum for Restorative Justice (EFRJ).

The EFRJ is an international network organisation connecting members active in the field of restorative justice as practitioners, academics and policymakers throughout Europe and beyond. 

Restorative Solutions is excited to join the European Forum for Restorative Justice which will offer plenty of resources, news, networking and events surrounding restorative justice. 

Find out more about Restorative Solutions

To learn more about what we do and how we can support you with restorative justice and restorative approaches training, please get in touch on 01772 842 109 or visit our website.

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What people say about Restorative Solutions

I'm so glad I am working with RJ. I don't know who would listen to me if it wasn’t for you.
A Person Harmed by Crime
RJ is very underrated and I certainly think we should be using it more.
A Professional who Referred Someone into our Service
Very satisfied – it’s been a great service. A worthwhile process for me and I hope for the offenders. Staff have been great and I would like to thank them.
A victim
It was the right thing to do. Both victims told me to let go of what happened. I didn't want to hear it but they both forgave me and said I should move on. I have taken that on and thought about it and I have come to terms with what happened. You've helped me significantly. It's as though my head has been lifted of a gigantic weight.
An Offender
Thanks for your time today. I feel like you understand R so well, I really hope you can help him to learn how to be happy.
Feedback from a family in East Kent
Restorative Justice offers a unique opportunity for victims and survivors to move on from and overcome the trauma that can be left with them after experiencing crime. I am exceedingly proud of the work that the team at Restorative Solutions do in supporting our community. We should always consider the needs of victims of crime and this service exemplifies that sentiment and allows so many to put behind them what can be the worst experience of their lives.
Marc Jones, Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner and Chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners.

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