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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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Working with Supporters

Ms K and Ms C have lived in a block of flats managed by a mental health charity for a number of years.  It is a very stable community where everyone knows everyone and both the tenants have assured tenancies, so re-housing would be a poor option. Both parties have mental health issues and are […]

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Restorative Justice Conference

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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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Mediation Experiences

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We work with individuals, neighbours, communities, young people, organisations and people at risk of being made homeless. Earlier this year we were able to film some of our clients who had experienced conflict with their neighbours which enabled us to capture their stories of what was happening and how they were feeling, how they ...

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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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Does Your School Use Restorative Approaches To Tackle Conflict?

Does your school use restorative approaches to tackle conflict?

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Workplace Mediation

By the time the school asked Mediation at Work for help, the rift between the head of department (HoD) and her deputy was seriously hindering the performance of the school’s senior management team. Their long-standing dispute had been inflamed by a formal grievance procedure, which had failed to improve the situation and had ...

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Common ground

A dispute between two council tenants (both single women in their 60s, living in house-flats, one above the other), mainly centering around alleged noise and verbal abuse on both sides.

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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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