Enabling quality restorative justice in youth offending teams #RJC_YOTs
20 Jan 2015

RJC conference shows YOTs’ commitment to restorative justice

The RJC’s sold-out event Enabling quality restorative justice in youth offending teams (YOTs) had 100 attendees and many more watching the live streaming, demonstrating the strong support for restorative justice among youth justice professionals.  

The RJC’s CEO, Jon Collins, said: “The feedback we got from participants on the day was really positive – there’s some great work going on in YOTs around the country, and this was an excellent opportunity for people to share best practice, and talk about the future of youth justice. We’re delighted that restorative justice is clearly firmly embedded in the work of YOTs.”  

Both speakers and delegates brought extensive expertise to the conference. Keynote speakers included Jon Collins, the Rt Hon Lord McNally, the chair of the Youth Justice Board (YJB) and Tim Chapman, lecturer in restorative practices at the University of Ulster.

 

 

 

 

 

Programme
10:00
Graham Robb, Chair, Restorative Justice Council
Welcome

10:05
Jon Collins, Chief Executive Officer, Restorative Justice Council
Introduction

10:20
The Rt Hon Lord McNally, Chair, Youth Justice Board
Keynote Address

10:40
Tim Chapman, Lecturer in restorative practices, Northern Ireland
Lessons from Northern Ireland

11:00
Panel discussion
12:00
Workshop 1 AM: Restorative justice from crime to completion
Pete Wallis, Senior Restorative Justice Practitioner, Oxfordshire Youth Offending Service:
Gordon Richardson, Operational Manager, Oxfordshire Youth Offending Service.

12:00
Workshop 2 AM: Becoming a fully restorative youth offending service
Laris Bucknor-Fisher, Associate Trainer Transforming Conflict;
Cath Hickman, Development & Training Manager, Northamptonshire Youth Offending Service.

12:00
Workshop 3 AM: The journey to the Restorative Service Quality Mark
Graham Doubleday, Team Leader, Wigan Council Restorative Solutions Team;
Darren Carson, RJ Co-ordinator Northamptonshire YOS;
Liz Fowler, Restorative Justice Operations Manager, Northamptonshire YOS.

13:50
Linda Millington, Head of Assessment Services, Restorative Justice Council
Quality restorative justice

14:10
The Surrey experience: whole system transformation
Chris Stevens, Head of Restorative Practice Development;
Ben Byrne, Head of Service, Surrey County Council.

14:30
Paula Donohoe
A victim’s story

14:45
Workshop 2 PM: Becoming a fully restorative youth offending service
Laris Bucknor-Fisher, Associate Trainer Transforming Conflict;
Cath Hickman, Development & Training Manager, Northamptonshire Youth Offending Service.

14:45
Workshop 3 PM: The journey to the Restorative Service Quality Mark
Graham Doubleday, Team Leader, Wigan Council Restorative Solutions Team;
Darren Carson, RJ Co-ordinator Northamptonshire YOS;
Liz Fowler, Restorative Justice Operations Manager, Northamptonshire YOS.

14:45
Workshop 5 PM: YJB workshop on information sharing, the YOT grant and The Asset Plus tool
15:35
Graham Robb, Chair, Restorative Justice Council
Closing address