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Restorative Approaches and Violence Reduction

Gary Stephenson, Executive Chairman of Restorative Solutions, is the author of a new paper which looks into Restorative ...

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Restorative Justice at the Winchester Festival of Communications

Jane and Liz from Restorative Solutions attended the Festival of Communications Event last night in Winchester to raise ...

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An Offender's Perspective of Restorative Justice

A recent article from Inside Time offers an insight into an offender's experience of Restorative Justice, and why he wou...

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New Restorative Justice Service Launches in North Yorkshire

Victims of crime in North Yorkshire will have the opportunity to play a role in the criminal justice system in the futur...

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Placing Restorative Justice at the heart of the Criminal Justice System

In Restorative Justice Week 2019, Gary Stephenson, Executive Chairman of Restorative Solutions, issues a call to politic...

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Labour MP Jess Phillips Takes Part in Restorative Justice

Labour MP Jess Phillips has taken part in Restorative Justice, by meeting the man who hammered on her office windows and...

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Crime & Consequence - what should happen to people who commit criminal offences?

We’re delighted to announce that Restorative Solutions’ very own Gary Stephenson has contributed an essay toward the bra...

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Restorative Justice at the Labour Party Conference 2019

We are thrilled that a former victim of crime who took part in restorative justice took to the stage at the Labour party...

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Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner Encourages Restorative Justice

The Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner, Jane Kennedy, is working with Restorative Solutions to offer restorative j...

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Case Studies

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...

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 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 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 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...

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...

Death by Drug Overdose: A Restorative Justice Case Study

A young woman passed away after she was supplied Class A drugs. The person who supplied these drugs was convicted and se...

Firearms Offence: A Restorative Justice Case Study

The offender in this case had been suffering with issues affecting his mental health which he tried to manage with alcoh...

Fraud: A Restorative Justice Case Study

The offender defrauded a woman he was in an intimate relationship with, stealing over £50,000 over a course of months. T...

Harmful Sexual Behaviour: A Restorative Justice Case Study

The offender had sexually abused her young daughter, taking inappropriate photographs that were distributed to a third p...

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EFRJ - From Survivors to Survivors: Conversations on Restorative Justice in Cases of Sexual Violence

European Forum for Restorative Justice (EFRJ) has published ‘From Survivors to Survivors: Conversations on Restorative J...

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Restorative Justice: What Can Mediators Learn from the Practice of Other Professionals?

In a recent interview for Strathclyde University and Issue 7 of the Mediation Matters! Newsletter, Adrienne Watson met w...

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Volunteers’ Week: 3rd - 9th June 2024

Monday 3rd June to Sunday 9th June 2024 is Volunteers’ Week, a time to celebrate the amazing contributions of our volunt...

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