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

6 days Community Mediation Skills Training October 2022

Community Mediation Skills training Experienced mediators and trainers deliver the six-day in-person interactive course.  It will take the learners through from understanding conflict and exploring individuals’ responses to it, through the steps of the mediation process, practicing the necessary skills to deliver a professional service.  Costs, plus Eventbrite fee: £1,495 The application process: To apply, … Read more

Neighbour Mediation Case Study – April-June 2022

Neighbour Mediation Case Study – Practitioners Summary Jamal was complaining that Paul was making noise deliberately, but Paul said that any noise was just household noise and there was nothing he could do about it. Issues: It sounded like neither had responded pleasantly to the other over the problem, and each had accused the other … Read more

Resolving issues of radicalisation Father & Son – Co working with a Youth Mediator

When a father [in his 50’s] of African heritage and strong Christian beliefs felt his son had been radicalised at University, he withheld his son’s passport and laptop and stopped his son from visiting the family home, thus stopping him from seeing his mother, younger brothers and sisters. As the son had approached the police, … 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