Restorative Justice and Restorative Practices are a response to the harm caused by crime or conflict. They enable safe, supported and voluntary communication between the person harmed and the person who caused the harm.
This is a distinctive person-centred way of working which has the ‘power to create’ in many ways: to create respect, responsibility and relationships. People are empowered to take over their own narrative, and supported to create better endings to destructive and harmful experiences. This is one of the positive, evidence-based ways that communities can build resilience in the face of the shrinking public sector and the reshaping of public services.
We are a Community Interest Company based in the South West, offering to support collaborative events within each RSA region across England and Wales to develop shared, cross-sector understandings of the benefits of Restorative Justice and Restorative Practices.
How can Fellows help?
This work is intended to attract interest from Fellows working not only in Criminal Justice, but in Local Authorities, in Health, in the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sectors. We are hoping to hear from you if you would like to get involved in your region or Police & Crime Commissioner’s Area.
As part of a collaborative project team in 2015 Fellows might:
Help forge or strengthen links between relevant people and organisations for awareness of the benefits of RJ to keep growing.
Starting with the structure and content we provide, be involved in the bespoke redesign of their region’s event.
Provide support in the form of administration or another element of event management.
Help us find the right venue for our workshops in your region
Help to communicate and extend the ideas across other regions.