Tony Walker is the Director of Service Delivery at Restorative Solutions and has been using restorative approaches for over 20 years. Formerly an Inspector in the Thames Valley Police, Tony has many years of experience in RJ, from community problem solving to police complaints. Tony practices as an RJ facilitator, focussing on serious incidents and staff grievances. We spent some time with him to find out how far RJ has come since he began in the field, what the training process is like, and what advice he would give to you if you’re considering using RJ.
Restorative Justice Volunteer Adrian Hughes Wins Award at Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner's Safer Awards10.12.2018
Adrian Hughes 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.
With school exclusion rates rising, it’s now more important than ever that restorative practices are being used in schools to help young people to get their education in a safe, structured environment, whilst learning how to resolve conflict and manage their emotions.
RJ Hampshire has been visiting inmates at Winchester Prison along with other agencies to educate and inform prisoners about Restorative Justice.
Jack Kelley was previously Employability Manager at Queen’s Park Rangers Football Club in London, and is now Employer Engagement Manager at Westlea School in Enfield. He works with vulnerable young people in the London area. Jack undertook training with Restorative Solutions three years ago and he says it changed his life and his work. He spoke to Restorative Solutions about the difference that their training made to his professional practice, and why Restorative Justice is key to his skill set; working with young people.
Lincolnshire Police release a video explaining what Restorative Justice is all about as part of Restorative Justice week 2018.
The Home Office's Building a Stronger Britain Together initiative has awarded Restorative Solutions CIC funding to carry out work preventing extremism in communities.