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Restorative Messenger Newsletter

Avon and Somerset Police RJ Coordinators Newsletter Last month marked International RJ week (20/11-27/11) and we hope you kept an eye on our activities! Our main aim was to raise awareness of RJ with the general public. This is because nationally not enough people have heard of RJ and this acts as a large barrier […]

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The R e s t Δ r e Pilot Project- The Greenhouse

The Restore Pilot Year One Evaluation (RB) The R e s t Δ r e Pilot, led by The Green House in collaboration with the North Bristol NHS Trust Be Safe Service and the Bristol City Council Youth Offending Team (YOT) is a multiagency restorative justice pilot project. The aim of the pilot is to […]

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Newly Released Ipsos MORI Polling on Restorative Justice

Newly released Ipsos MORI polling, commissioned by the Restorative Justice Council, confirms that 80% of the public believe that victims of crime should have the right to meet their offender. Among people who had been a victim of crime, this figure rose to 85%. Restorative justice gives victims the chance to meet or communicate with ...

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Does RJ Work? My Nephew’s Experience

Today, I met one of the three boys who assaulted me on the bus last year. It was in a safe space with a liaison from Westminster youth offending team. When I asked people for advice, nearly everyone said not to go. Not to meet him, because what would I get out of it? And […]

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RESTΔRE

Greenhouse

A new Restorative Justice pilot for sexual abuse has recently been launched by The Green House in collaboration with the North Bristol NHS Trust Be Safe Service and the Bristol City Council Youth Offending Team, funded by the Police & Crime Commissioner.  The aim of the R e s t Δ r e project is […]

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Restorative Justice Development in Avon & Somerset

Helen Rosenthal Restorative Justice Development Manager, Avon and Somerset We are shaping the future of restorative justice provision in Avon and Somerset. Police and Crime Commissioners have been given funding from the Ministry of Justice to build capacity and fund restorative justice services. In 2015 we are going to work with ...

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Tania’s Story

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For me, because of the way the mugging had made me feel, I thought that restorative justice would give me back control. I would be the one making decisions. I would be in charge. That wasn’t something I got from reading the victim impact statement in court.

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Restorative Justice Conference

Youth Offending Team

In September 2014 a face to face restorative justice conference took place at Bristol Youth Offending Team.  The young person involved was the subject of a Referral Order for two offences of criminal damage.  The victim of the offences was the young person’s mother. The facilitators of the meeting were trained volunteer ...

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Another Successful Year for the Neighbourhood Justice Team

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ASC Neighbourhood Justice Team (NJT) in Bristol has been shortlisted for the Howard League for Penal Reform Community Programme Award for a second year.

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Coffee Shop Restoration

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This case was referred by a Police Constable for Avon and Somerset youth team. The incident was one of theft by a youth of a tips jar at the coffee shop where the victim worked.  The youth had been in company with his peers and they went into staff quarters when the victim was alone […]

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