On 16th January 2015 two Leadership Workshops were held at the Academy for Innovation and Research at Tremough.
Within the ‘Balanced Model’ of benefits to victims, offenders and communites, these had a particular focus on RJ benefits for victims of crime, and on creative ways of communicating about RJ to increase awareness and access.
The morning workshop was for ‘top-down’ leadership – Senior Managers and Commissioners from Health, Cornwall Council and the Voluntary/Community Sector working alongside colleagues from the Criminal Justice System.
The afternoon workshop was a grassroots memorable event for frontline service delivery in a wide range of organisations.
The feedback has been extremely positive and we look forward to building on these relationships to take this work forward through alliances and networks.
For a sense of the wide range of advance commitment, see the morning and afternoon programmes:
For a sense of the wide range of commitment on the day see a limited sample slideshow:
For a sense of the sustainable commitment to this way of working see signatures here and post-event survey summaries here.
The film ‘Creating Restorative Cornwall – Making a Start’, shows a range of alliances and cross sector work that has taken place in Cornwall over the last 18 months.
Being ‘restorative’ is available to anyone, it is about making changes for the better, sorting things out, finding ways to talk things over and learning more about different points of view.
Restorative Justice is more specifically about a careful and supported response to harm that has been caused by crime or conflict. As part of a wider network of organisations RJ Working has a growing understanding of restorative practices and the quality standards required by the Restorative Justice Council.