Restorative Approaches
28 Jan 2010
6th Annual Conference. Held at Grand Connaught Rooms, London

This annual conference provided an opportunity to hear the latest policy developments and learn from good practice examples how restorative techniques can help reduce re-offending.

Programme
10:00
Sir Charles Pollard, Chairman, Restorative Solutions CIC
Welcome and introduction by Conference Chair

10:10
Amelia Walker, Head, Centre for Service Transformation, Local Government Information Unit
Primary Justice: Inquiry into justice in the communities

10:30
Garry Shewan, Assistant Chief Constable, Greater Manchester Police; ACPO Lead on Restorative Justice
Solving neighbourhood priorities and anti-social behaviour through restorative policing

10:50
Val Keitch, Coordinator, Chard and Ilminster Community Justice Panel
Making a difference with Community Justice Panels

11:10
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:30
Refreshments and networking
12:00
Best practice discussion stream B: Using restorative justice as an effective tool for tackling prolific and priority offenders in Integrated Offender Management Schemes
Gary Stephenson, Director of Projects, Restorative Solutions CIC; former Chief Superintendent, Lancashire Constabulary

13:00
Buffet lunch and networking
14:00
John McDonald, Director, ProActive ReSolutions
Restorative justice: the end of business as usual

14:15
Peter Merry, Head of Criminal Justice, Norfolk Constabulary
Positively engaging Children and Young People through Restorative Justice

14:30
Gillian Guy, Chief Executive, Victim Support
The long-term impact of crime: giving a voice to victims

14:45
Alice Chapman, Director, Northern Ireland Youth Conferencing Service
Making amends: restorative youth justice in Northern Ireland

15:00
Questions and discussion
15:30
Best practice discussion stream D: Demonstrating good practice - learning from RJ conferencing
Nick Metcalfe, Operations Manager, Hull Youth Offending Service Vickie Blaney, Victim Liaison Officer, Hull Youth Offending Service