Meet the Team

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Meet the Team 2018-08-16T12:28:26+00:00

RJ Working Team

We have a small and responsive team whose members are highly skilled and experienced. We are committed to co-working meaning that there are always at least two people involved in the delivery of each service.

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

Amy Harrison
Amy Harrison
Amy led our Right On Redruth Community Development project supported by the People’s Health Trust.
She is now leading our Ripple Effect training in Secondary Schools and is also a Family Group Conference Co-ordinator.
Hannah Stephens
Hannah Stephens
Hannah Stephens led the RJ Working partnership with Cube Theatre in the After the Accident project. Hannah’s creative practice in theatre has led to collaboration with Jon Welch to produce training materials for RJ Working and she is a co-facilitator of our Ripple Effect Training in Cornwall’s Secondary Schools.
Molly Allam
Molly Allam
Molly leads our work at Penryn Campus and has co-led our pilot primary work in 2018. 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.
Amy McMillan
Amy McMillan
Amy is our Social Media strategist and lead.
She co-led our pilot work in primary schools in 2018, drawing on her strong engagement skills and understanding of group work.
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.
Eleanor Jubb
Eleanor Jubb
Eleanor is an experienced trainer who first participated 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.
Bernadette Chelvanayagam
Bernadette Chelvanayagam
Bernadette 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.
Bernadette participated in the formative 5 days Restorative Practice training from Ulster University with RJ Working founders in 2014.
Deborah Mitchell
Deborah Mitchell
Our CEO Deborah Mitchell supervises our team developments and represents our team at Conferences nationally and internationally. She has spoken on ‘Harms against Identity’ and restorative responses to prejudice and discrimination at the Restorative Justice Council AGM in 2017 and at the 10th International European Forum for Restorative Justice Conference in Tirana, Albania. A registered independent social worker, Deborah has been the RJ Working Restorative Practice lead and provider of professional supervision using the ‘balanced model’ from Ulster University.
Paddy Dowling
Paddy Dowling
We have the support of international photojournalist Paddy Dowling who has recorded a number of RJ Working workshops and events through portraits and visual commentary.
Paddy covers major humanitarian crises for NGOs around the world and works with Educate a Child.
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.
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.

Collaborators

Board of Directors

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.

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.