Author Archives: Mark P

Making it Right

Avon and Somerset Police Badge

In autumn 2013, PC Nick Hughes was contacted by one of the ‘Victim Contact Team (VCT)’ from Avon & Somerset Probation, this is the team that keeps victims of serious, violent or sexual crimes informed with updates on their offenders.

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Partnership Working

Bristol City Council Logo

A case of persistent noise nuisance has been resolved in South Bristol, through the use of restorative approaches and informal interventions by Bristol City Council, Avon and Somerset Police and Bristol Mediation. In August 2012, a family made a number of complaints to the Police, ASB & Noise Pollution Teams regarding the ...

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Exclusion Avoided

Shirehampton Primary School Crest

At Shirehampton Primary School they pride themselves on quality education they provide their pupils. Several pupils have joined the school having found it challenging to manage their feelings and behaviour in other contexts

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A Stolen Bike

Youth Offending Team

Marcus, a 17 year old young person was working with the Youth Offending Team (YOT) as a result of a Court Order imposed for an offence of burglary where he broke into a shed and stole a bike. Marcus’s victim, Steven, was contacted by the YOT and offered a variety of restorative justice interventions

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Noisy Neighbours

This mediation case was referred to us by a local estate management officer and involved two parties living above and below each other in a social housing block. Both complained of banging, one from the neighbour banging on the floor and the other from banging back on the ceiling. There were also complaints of loud […]

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Experiences of Restorative Justice in Settings with Children and Young People

Submitted by Duncan Edward Gillard to the University of Exeter as a thesis for the degree of Doctor of Educational Psychology in Educational, Child & Community Psychology, in September 2011 Read this document

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Flipchart Mediation

This case involved two young couples, living in two house-type flats (a house divided into two flats, with separate entrances.). Upstairs lived a young woman whose boy-friend was about to move in, but this had stalled because of the conflict with the downstairs couple, recently married. The young woman upstairs had lived there about ...

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My life as a Police Constable & Restorative Justice facilitator

PC Nick Hughes, Restorative Justice Faclitator for Avon & Somerset Police, gives an account of his work to the Restorative Justice Council magazine.

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