Commissioned Restorative Justice Services
Restorative Solutions provide an end-to-end capability for Restorative Justice conferencing and other Restorative Justice outcomes. Our team of experienced Restorative Justice practitioners comes from a wide number of agencies, such as probation, prisons, police, education, and includes former offenders who have changed their lives following a Restorative Justice intervention.
We engage with organisations in order to offer a bespoke service for Restorative Justice conferencing and case management which could include case selection, assessment of suitability, preparatory engagement with participants, post conference support and peer mentoring for offenders prior to and post conference.
Restorative Solutions currently deliver Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) or Mayoral Commissioned Restorative Justice and Mediation Services in Hampshire & Isle of Wight, Kent & Medway, Lincolnshire, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, Merseyside and Dorset. We have achieved the new Restorative Justice Council ‘s Registered Service Provider scheme for all our contracts, having previously held the RJC RSQM in all areas we have worked.
Our service model is clear, designed to meet fully or exceed the client’s specification. It contains clear referral routes and processes, a proactive engagement with other criminal justice agencies, shared working with partners and visibility across the criminal justice area with good communications to raise awareness and under-standing. It is straightforward and engages professionals or volunteers recruited from the diverse communities we serve.
We deliver Restorative Justice training and case supervision for PCC commissioned providers in Nottinghamshire, deliver a PCC commissioned Domestic Abuse/Violence perpetrator programme in West Yorkshire (CARA), and child to parent violence programmes in Cumbria (Step Up), West Yorkshire (Restore Families) and Kent & Medway (APV).
We deliver Restorative Justice training and case supervision to numerous other clients across the UK.
We work with a wide range of partners both inside and outside of the CJS - PCCs, police forces, HMPPS, victims services, local authorities, education. The primary aim of partnership work is to establish a critical understanding about Restorative Justice and its benefits to victims of crime. The success of working with existing partners has resulted in identifying opportunities, building professional relationships, identifying good practice in engagement and delivery and understanding barriers pertinent to other professionals and the service users they engage with.
Our services are safe, secure, effective and appropriate focussing on the needs and interests of the victim(s); the main priority being to repair harm and avoid further harm. We deliver services in line with/exceeding national standards including RJC (2020, Code of Practice for Victims (2020), ACPO (now NPCC) guidelines and minimum standards. All staff are the subject of enhanced DBS checks and police vetting.
We are committed to meeting the requirements of the revised Code of Practice for Victims of Crime (November 2020), which forms a key part of the wider Government strategy to transform the CJS by putting victims first and making the system more responsive and easier to navigate.