Restorative Bristol is governed by the Restorative Bristol Board (RBB).

The aims of the RBB are to:

  • Provide strategic leadership and direction to partners in delivering a Restorative Bristol and a Restorative Bristol Strategy

  • Champion restorative approaches and methodologies and increase awareness across the community

  • Ensure there are clear standards for the delivery of restorative approaches and that practitioners are trained to agree standards

  • Ensure effective communication mechanisms are in place to promote restorative approaches, best practice and learning tools and to celebrate achievements across the city

  • Maximise the use of restorative approaches across the city and in different settings (e.g. criminal & civil justice, neighbourhoods, schools, workplaces and families)

  • Ensure restorative approaches are only used where appropriate

As of the 1st May 2016 the RBB members are:

Peter Anderson (Chair) – Housing Solutions & Crime Reduction, Bristol City Council
Marilyn Harrison – Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC)
Alex Raikes – Stand Against Racism & Inequality (S.A.R.I.)
Julie Cox – Bristol Mediation
Marian Liebmann – Independent Practitioner
Kirstie Keenan– Avon Fire and Rescue Service
Mark Parry– Housing Solutions & Crime Reduction, Bristol City Council
Pete Levy – Voluntary Community Sector (VCS) Advocate
John Drowley – Mediation at Work
Stephanie Todd – Restorative Justice Coordinator – Bristol Lighthouse Victim and Witness Care Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Dr Nikki Mckenzie–Senior Lecturer in Criminology University West of England.