The Restorative Justice Conference 2018

Congress Centre London | Thursday 1st March | 11.00am - 3.30pm

Restorative justice repairs some of the damage caused by crime. It can help to reform offenders and support victims. The Ministry of Justice continues to push for effective RJ to be provided under the pillars of equal access, raised awareness and understanding, and good quality services.

Join Westminster Briefing for a Ministry of Justice Good Practice Workshop, an update on the policy landscape and to assess the next steps for RJ.

Speakers Confirmed:

  • Lucy Derilo, Senior Policy Manager - Restorative Justice, Ministry of Justice

  • David Smith, Victims and Witnesses Services Advisor, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire

  • Trevor Watson, Policy and Campaign Officer, Why me?

  • Gary Stephenson, Chief Executive, Restorative Solutions

  • Liz Fowler, Restorative Justice Operations Manager, Northamptonshire Youth Offending Service

  • Darren Carson, RJ Co-Ordinator, Northamptonshire Youth Offending Service

  • Kevin Vanterpool (Chair), Independent Victim Services Consultant & Former Head of Criminal Justice, Cambridgeshire Constabulary

  • Further speakers TBC

Key Issues to be Addressed:

  • Update of the Restorative Justice Action Plan 2016-18: progress so far

  • The role of PCCs in commissioning and developing RJ

  • Improving access to RJ for victims at all stages of the CJS

  • Raising awareness of RJ and its benefits

  • Ensuring quality: the importance of trained facilitators delivering RJ

  • Best practice case studies of supporting victims and reforming offenders

  • Measuring success in RJ

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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.

Case Studies

An Attempted Burglary: Restorative Justice Case Study

When Joanne and her husband had just gone to bed, they heard a really loud bang downstairs. They immediately thought som...

A Workplace Assault: Restorative Justice Case Study

Nick worked at a clothing shop. When he noticed Glenn, a customer, shoplifting, Nick stepped in to challenge him. The po...

A Manslaughter: Restorative Justice Case Study

We received a referral from a Victim Liaison Officer who was working on a manslaughter case. The grandmother advised the...

A Robbery: Restorative Justice Case Study

This Restorative Justice case saw Jamie and Ruth openly communicate in a face-to-face conference. Years before, Jamie at...

A Non-Recent Child Sexual Abuse: Restorative Justice Case Study

The victim in this non-recent child sexual abuse case was a 56-year-old woman called Lisa. Her father sexually abused he...

A Creeper Burglary: Restorative Justice Case Study

This was a case of an overnight “creeper” burglary in a residential area where the harmer had gained access through an u...

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