Useful Links

Links and Evidence for Restorative Justice

Victim Support
Victim Support is an independent charity for victims of crime in England and Wales. They fully support the development of Restorative Justice to the standards required by the Restorative Justice Council.

Restorative Justice Council
The Restorative Justice Council (RJC) is the independent third sector membership body for the field of restorative practice. It provides quality assurance and a national voice advocating the widespread use of all forms of restorative practice, including restorative justice.

Restorative Gloucestershire
Restorative Gloucestershire is a group of statutory, non statutory and voluntary sector partners that have joined with the aim of offering all people who come into contact with the criminal justice system (CJS) or who come into conflict in the community an opportunity to participate in a restorative intervention.

Community of Restorative Researchers
The Community of Restorative Researchers is a new research network aiming to connect restorative justice researchers across a number of disciplines, including education, criminal law, criminal justice, community justice, victimology, alternative dispute resolution, sociology, conflict studies, peace studies, socio-legal studies, jurisprudence, health sciences, neuroscience, philosophy and psychology.

European Forum for Restorative Justice
RJ Working supports and learns from the European Forum for Restorative Justice.

We participated in the 2014 European Conference in Belfast and learned a great deal from our wider community in this context.

University of Ulster
RJ Working considers the University of Ulster to be a role model in terms of the integration of values with RJ practices.

This is the most fundamental lesson, which we will continue to practice in all of our restorative processes.

Links and Evidence for Family Group Conferencing

Family group conferencing is a similar model to Restorative Justice conferencing with an emphasis on empowerment and is widely accepted as a vital service reducing the need for the Family Court.

Family Rights Group
Family Rights Group believe that families have knowledge and resources which are unique to their situation, and if given clear information and the opportunity, will make effective decisions for their children.  Using the Family Group Conference the aim is to engage the natural network of the child and to draw on its unique knowledge and resources to meet their needs. Family Rights Group’s purpose is to help families to take responsibly for decision making and to foster better working relationships with local services.

Involving Families
Involving Families goal is to enable children to be raised safely and thrive within their family and community.

RJ Working Policies

Equality and Diversity Policy