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Vacancy: Restorative Justice Lead Practitioner

We are looking for an experienced Lead Practitioner to help us develop and deliver Restorative Justice Services across West Yorkshire.

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Volunteers’ Week: 3rd - 9th June 2024

Monday 3rd June to Sunday 9th June 2024 is Volunteers’ Week, a time to celebrate the amazing contributions of our volunteers.

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Language barriers in Restorative Justice meetings

Where necessary, we use an external translator service to help victims and offenders communicate.

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Restorative Justice & Harmful Sexual Behaviour: A Commentary

Tony Walker, Director of Practice Delivery, spoke to NOTA News about the use of Restorative Justice following cases of harmful sexual behaviour. Read the full article here.

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What are Restorative Justice preparation meetings?

Preparation meetings are an important part of Restorative Justice, when trained facilitators can identify the specifics of what an individual wants and expects from their participation in the process.

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Making Restorative Justice Accessible

It’s important that accessibility restrictions don’t impact anyone’s ability to participate in Restorative Justice. There are a number of steps we take to make sure that our Restorative Justice service is accessible to those who need it.

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Restorative Justice and Mental Health

Being involved in a crime can have a negative impact on an individual’s mental health. Some people find it beneficial to talk about the incident with the person who harmed them, or who they harmed.

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How Do Restorative Justice Referrals Work?

There are a variety of ways that victims and offenders can be referred to Restorative Solutions. It’s important to note that as Restorative Justice is voluntary, both parties have to agree to participate for the process to go ahead.

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A Fresh Start

Welcoming in the new year is often when we look ahead and plan for the future, but it can sometimes be just as valuable to use this time to reflect on the past. The beginning of a new year is the opportunity for a fresh start, and to address things that are weighing on our minds.

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Use of Restorative Justice in non-recent cases

Whilst some people want Restorative Justice almost immediately after the offence has happened, others begin the process years down the line.

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Restorative Justice Week 2023

The third week of November each year is Restorative Justice Week, an international campaign that highlights Restorative Justice and the organisations that facilitate the process.

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Restorative Justice & Violent Crimes

Restorative Justice can help victims of violent crimes find closure, get answers to questions about the crime, and share the impact of the incident with the offender.

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Case Studies

A burglary case in West Yorkshire

John burgled Lucy’s home when she was outside hanging out her washing. When she came inside, she found him standing in her property. She describe...

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A Domestic Argument

Ann and her son, Nicky, had been enjoying an evening in together.  As the evening progressed, an argument started, which then escalated. ...

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A Non-Recent Child Sexual Abuse Case

A complaint of historical sexual abuse was reported to the police by two sisters who accused their stepfather of sexually touching them when they w...

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A Serious Assault Case

Caroline’s world was turned upside down when Simon, her partner, was punched in the face and knocked to the ground as he walked home from a night...

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A Sexual Abuse Case

The Restorative Justice service received a referral from Sarah, via her Victim Liaison Officer. The offences, which were of a sexual nature, were c...

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A Street Robbery

Daniel contacted the Restorative Justice team after he committed a street robbery on Carl. “The p...

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A Traffic Offence Case

Anne, 65, contacted the service, as she was interested in Restorative Justice. Her husband, Brian, 63, had been killed in a traffic collision 18 mo...

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Assault on a Police Officer in West Yorkshire

Coleen was a West Yorkshire Police Officer who was called to a report of sexual assault. Upon arrival at the address, there were a lot of people, m...

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Death By Dangerous Driving

The Restorative Justice service received an enquiry from a Victim Liaison Officer from the National Probation Service detailing that there w...

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Death by Dangerous Driving: Tara & Oliver

Tara was referred to the Restorative Justice team in West Yorkshire. Her brother, Thomas, had been killed three years previously by Oliver, who had...

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Hate Crime Awareness Course

Amiya was allocated as the Case Manager for Warren. Warren had a history of racial and religiously aggravated harassment towards a variety of peopl...

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Lydia's Story: Sexual Assault

Lydia was referred to the Restorative Justice service by her Victim Liaison Officer. She was the victim of a prolonged sexual assault at her home 1...

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Street Robbery

Ellis was a long term substance user, who was encouraged by an acquaintance – Mikel - to grab the handbag of a woman they saw in passing.  A...

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Street Robbery

Jemma was referred to Restorative Solutions by Victim Services in July 2019.  She had been the victim of a robbery.  The offender – Ale...

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What People Say About Restorative Justice

The restorative justice process has made me really think about the consequences of my actions.

John, offender

Restorative Justice has really helped. It has given me closure, and I feel much more positive.

Lucy, burglary victim

Now we can get on with our lives without the burden of what happened grinding us down.

Abuse victim

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