Meet the Team

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Meet the Team 2018-03-26T15:01:37+00:00

RJ Working Team

We are a small and responsive team with varied interdisciplinary experience.

We will work with you to identify who will be best suited to collaborate with you/your school.

Amy Harrison
Amy Harrison
Amy is the community development lead for our Right On Redruth project which has been running since 2016 supported by the People’s Health Trust.

Amy is also a Restorative Practice Trainer in Secondary Schools and has a strong relationship with Redruth School where she works with the Pastoral Care team.

Hannah Stephens
Hannah Stephens
Hannah Stephens undertook five days of full Restorative Practice training in 2015 and led the RJ Working partnership with Cube Theatre in the After the Accident project. Hannah’s creative practice in theatre has included collaboration with Jon Welch to produce training materials for RJ Working and she is now a co-facilitator of our Ripple Effect Training in Cornwall’s Secondary Schools.
Molly Allam
Molly Allam
Leading our work at Penryn Campus and the FX_RP Project, Molly’s initiative and drive are of high value to our organisation.
She is especially aware of restorative practice as a social movement connected to social justice. Molly brings her creativity and strong capacity for dialogue to co-training in Schools for our Ripple Effect programme. She is also a Family Group Conference co-ordinator.
Hayley Rowe
Hayley Rowe
Hayley has been central to the Right On Redruth group and also to our work in Primary Schools, bringing her experience and expertise with children to the creative introduction of restorative practice. Hayley also has experience of working with older people and brings this to our awareness of different perspectives in community development.
Amy McMillan
Amy McMillan
Amy is experienced in working with young people of all ages and is sharing in the leadership of some of our Primary School work, drawing on her strong engagement skills and understanding of groupwork and community development.
Anne Bala
Anne Bala
Annemarie is a graduate of Falmouth University and is currently developing a creative practice and community development with independent learning, integrating her skills and knowledge of Restorative Practice.

She remains a central member of our team especially supporting social media communications.

Eleanor Jubb
Eleanor Jubb
Eleanor is an experienced trainer and has brought her considerable skills set to bear on our work since first participating in the RJ Working journey in 2015.

Eleanor is known for her assessment and evaluation ability, has led on this in our work with schools and managed our independent evaluation from Ipsos MORI.

Chelvi Chelvanayagam
Chelvi Chelvanayagam
Chelvi has varied expertise from training and coaching Social Workers to community development in Plymouth and in Cornwall. Having contributed eight years to the Zebra Collective she is currently training in Law at the University of Exeter. She is a valued consultant and collaborator for RJ Working.
Chelvi participated in the formative 5 days Restorative Practice training from Ulster University with Deborah Mitchell, Jane Haslam and Lesley Chandler in 2014.
Deborah Mitchell
Deborah Mitchell
With Jane Haslam, Lesley Moreland and Lesley Chandler, Deborah co-founded RJ Working in 2012. With a background in Social Work Deborah has been the RJ Working Restorative Practice lead and provider of professional supervision since undertaking training from Ulster University in 2014. Deborah is a Fellow of the RSA, and of the School for Social Entrepreneurs, an RJC Accredited Practitioner and a part-time research student in human geography at the University of Exeter.
Paddy Dowling
Paddy Dowling
We have the support of photojournalist Paddy Dowling who has recorded a number of RJ Working workshops and consultations through portraits and visual commentary.

Paddy covers major humanitarian crises, in zones on the edge of conflict, for NGOs around the world. His work brings the humanitarian narrative back to the UK to help increase public awareness.

Jon Welch
Jon Welch
A gifted writer and director, Jon Welch has collaborated with RJ Working in the making of several short films in 2017 which are a valuable resource for beginning difficult discussions with young people. These have been based on local research and focus groups in schools.
Jon also wrote and directed our training film ‘Crossed Wires’ which enables discussion of complex issues including racism and economic inequality. Jon brings his working partnership with skilled filmmaker Jake Swindall.
Yana Penrose
Yana Penrose
Yana Penrose grew up in Cornwall and now has an acting career based in London. She has collaborated with Jon Welch and Hannah Stephens in the creation of our training materials.

Our Patron

Dr Mark Walters

We are delighted to have the support of Dr Mark Walters renowned international academic based at the University of Sussex, author of Hate Crime and Restorative Justice.

Former Patron

Prior to his tragic death in 2016, our first Patron of RJ Working was Lionel Morrison.

Lionel was recognised for his contribution to ending apartheid in South Africa. He was also the first black President of the NUJ and the Chair of Notting Hill Housing Association.

Lionel is central to our short film, Creating Restorative Cornwall ~ Making a Start.

Board of Directors

Lesley Chandler
Chair / Community development sub-group

Debbie Risborough
ex officio Accountant and Business Advisor

Deborah Mitchell
Secretary / Operations sub-group

Liz LLoyd King
Business sub-group

Louise Fox
Business sub-group

Canon Chancellor Alan Bashforth
Community development sub-group

Stephen Spooner
Operations sub-group

Alethea Wigzell
Community development sub-group

David Blake
Business sub-group

Derek Hayes
Community development sub-group

Our expertise was formally recognised at the beginning of 2017 via the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM). We can also work with you to help you gain this accreditation.

All of our Practitioners are either Associate or Accredited Members of the Restorative Justice Council, the national body
ensuring high quality and advocating the widespread use of all forms of restorative justice and restorative practice.