Restorative Justice Practitioner and Volunteer Wellbeing

Posted on: 24th, July 2023

Our committed team of practitioners and volunteers make it possible for us to deliver a Restorative Justice service to those who need it. Restorative Justice cases can be complex, so it’s important that our team is well-supported. By caring for their own wellbeing, our teams can also better support our service users.

Regular check-ins 

All our team managers hold regular check-ins with staff practitioners and volunteers, which are an opportunity to discuss with them what support is required.

Dave Pascoe, Service Delivery Manager in North Yorkshire, said, “being a Restorative Justice facilitator is rewarding but can be demanding, practitioners put a lot into a case”. 

Regular check-ins make sure that our practitioners and volunteers have the chance to talk about the impact of facilitating Restorative programmes.

Case supervision

Case supervision is essential and occurs in every case to ensure the case is being conducted in the best possible way and nothing is missed. It is also an opportunity for practitioners to discuss how cases may be impacting on them and these discussions might involve asking for advice or support. 

Restorative Justice is suitable for a range of cases and can involve sensitive topics, so case supervision makes sure that our team always feels supported. If practitioners feel that they need additional support, counselling services are also available free of charge.

Mental health first aid training 

Many Restorative Solutions team members have undergone mental health first aid training, which provides the understanding and tools to help those struggling with their mental health. Mental health first aiders are trained to spot early signs of mental ill-health and how best to support individuals.

Get in touch 

If you’re based in West Yorkshire and feel as though Restorative Justice is suitable for you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Or call us on 0800 783 1550

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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