Strategy & Action Plan

To make Bristol a Restorative City we will:

  1. Develop a range of communication tools to promote our efforts, good practice and learning.
  2. Develop a standard for organisations and individuals to meet to become part of Restorative Bristol.
  3. Identify training needs, developing and implementing a training package to meet these needs across our diverse population within Bristol.
  4. Make restorative approaches available to everyone, with a skilled and diverse workforce across the city.
  5. Work collaboratively with key Partners in different organisations adopting a multi-agency approach to strengthen the use of restorative approaches across the city.
  6. Continue to develop innovative ways of using restorative approaches in Bristol with special emphasis on hate crime, substance misuse, homelessness and workplace tension, animal cruelty, anti-social behaviour and neighbourhood disputes.
  7. Develop a clear set of performance measures to record the number of restorative approaches being used across the city and evaluate their effectiveness.

The key actions in achieving this strategy are as follows:

Develop a range of communication tools to promote our efforts, good practice and learning.

Develop a quarterly news bulletin for the Restorative Bristol website.

Work with Bristol City Council’s Communications and Marketing Team to help engage with general population of Bristol.

Develop a standard for organisations and individuals to meet to become part of Restorative Bristol.

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Identify training needs, developing and implementing a training package to meet these needs.

Develop a restorative  training package for Bristol City Council staff and partners (First training session December 2015)

Link in with “Learning City”, an initiative to develop Bristol as a city of learning (Completion April 2016)

Make restorative approaches available to everyone, with a skilled and diverse workforce across the city.

Development of  innovative ways of capturing service user feedback to help shape service development (Completion by April 2016)

Develop and run skills workshops focusing on specific topics including community tension and workplace (First workshop on workplace tension to be completed by October 2015)

Develop better links with Social Science in the City in the lead up to RJ Week 2015, Future Cities (Completion due November 2015)

Use a multi-agency approach to strengthen the use of restorative approaches across the city.

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Develop a clear set of performance measures to record the number of restorative approaches being used across the city and evaluate their effectiveness.

Evaluate the possibility of developing a universal evaluation model for restorative
approaches across the city – test in 2 specific areas

Provide a forum for practitioners across the city to come together to share experiences and network

Develop innovative ways of using restorative approaches in Bristol with special emphasis on hate crime, substance misuse, homelessness and workplace tension.

Development of a road user conflict resolution project (Completion April 2016)

Development of an restorative intergenerational service for young and older people (Completion April 2016)

Create a restorative justice service for young victims of sexual abuse to access (Completion April 2016)

Integrate restorative approaches into a supported housing setting for young people (Completion August 2016)