Restorative Justice Council’s 4th RJ Leaders’ Summit

Our chair of Trustee’s Chris Pickard and RJ Service Manager Julie Clark attended the 4th Restorative Leaders’ Summit hosted by The Restorative Justice Council on 11th May in London. RJ Leaders travelled from as far as Scotland and Ireland for the day to enjoy two excellent sessions introduced by RJ Council Chief Exec James Simon. … Read more

Calm Mediation Achieves Registered Restorative Justice Service Provider Status

The Restorative Justice Service is proud to announce that we have achieved Registered Restorative Justice Service Provider Status from the Restorative Justice Council (RJC) for the 7th Consecutive year. The RJC is the membership body that sets the standards for Restorative Justice in the UK and provides quality assurance for restorative practice. “I would like … Read more

International Restorative Justice Week 2022

20th – 26th November Calm Mediation RJ team had another exciting week celebrating this year’s International RJ Week. We attended the annual Restorative Justice Council two-day conference, an RJ event with Mint House, Oxford and we delivered a keynote presentation at the Victim Support RJ webinar alongside Met Police and West Mercia RJ Team. Our … Read more

London Victim and Witness Service Restorative Justice Awareness Sessions

Calm Mediation’s Restorative Justice team and the London Victim and Witness Service (LVWS) RJ Development Officer delivered the first two of a series of awareness sessions to Victim Support in August and November. The aim of the sessions is to enhance the skills of Victim Support caseworkers to introduce Restorative Justice to victims at appropriate … Read more

RJ Partner Awareness Sessions

The Restorative Justice (RJ) team: Janet, Julie and Zoe, have received some great feedback from the MPS Borough Command Unit (BCU) Familiarisation Week sessions. BCU Familiarisation Week is delivered to all new police recruits in week 12 of their training. Its aim is to ‘introduce a range of community inputs in the delivery of their … Read more

Victim’s Commissioner for England and Wales makes RJ Recommendation in response to Victim’s Bill Consultation.

  “Our justice system only works when it delivers justice to both victim and offender. And justice for victims means having their voice heard.” – Dame Vera Baird   The Victim’s Commissioner for England and Wales published the Victim’s Bill consultation document in February 2022.  The paper is in response to “Delivering justice for victims: … Read more

Restorative Justice Week

International Restorative Justice Week 2021 commenced with the 3rd Restorative Justice Council Annual Conference delivered over 2 days.  The theme of this year’s conference was Restorative Networks: bridging divides and strengthening communities.  It was lovely to see so many of our Facilitators in attendance.  Wearing her RJC Trustee hat, our very own Janet delivered a … Read more

Calm Mediation Joins the Advisory Board for the Restorative Justice All Party Parliamentary Group

The Restorative Justice APPG advisory board was established in April 2021. Oral and written evidence gathering sessions took place over the summer. The goals of the APPG were: To examine the use of Restorative Justice principles within the UK Justice System and beyond To raise the profile of Restorative Justice principles within Parliament To provide … Read more

Have you been a victim of burglary?

The psychological effects of burglary are present in at least 60% of victims who report feelings of anger, shock, worry and fear. If you have been a victim of a burglary, you may have questions about the incident. ‘Why me?’ ‘Were they watching me?’ ‘Am I safe?’ ‘What did they do with my personal items?’ ‘Do … Read more