Restorative Approaches
27 Jan 2011
A revolution in justice? 7th Annual Conference held at Westminster Studio, London SW1

This conference brought together leaders from across central and local government, education and third sector to examine how to manage and exceed government’s expectations in these challenging times.

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

10:05
Claire Chung
RJ in a case of serious sexual assault: some observations and reflections from a survivor’s perspective

10:15
Question and answer: Claire Chung
10:20
Jonathan Booth, Director, Criminal Justice Reform, Ministry of Justice
Opening address

10:40
Lizzie Nelson, Director, Restorative Justice Council
Restorative Justice: the cost effective solution?

11:00
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:05
Question and answer session 1 (part 2)
11:20
Garry Shewan, Assistant Chief Constable, Greater Manchester Police and ACPO Lead on Restorative Justice
Policing progress on the Restorative Journey

11:30
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
12:00
Peter Wallis, Senior Restorative Justice Practitioner, Oxfordshire Youth Offending Team
Towards a restorative country

12:15
David Utting, Independent Commission on Youth Crime and Anti Social Behaviour
Addressing youth crime through restorative approaches

12:30
Paula Jack, Chief Executive, Youth Justice Agency, Department of Justice
Afternoon Address: Youth conferencing - making it work in Northern Ireland

12:50
Questions and discussion: Session 2
13:00
Buffet lunch, exhibition and networking
14:00
Sian West, Director, Why Me?
Listening to the people affected

14:15
Javed Khan, Chief Executive, Victim Support
Victim led justice

14:30
Natalie Cronin, Chief Executive, Prison Fellowship
Third sector delivery of restorative practices: Sycamore Tree – A Case Study

14:45
Questions and discussion: Session 3
15:00
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:30
Awareness raising workshop A: Discussion of the Green Paper
Gary Stephenson, Chief Executive, Restorative Solutions CIC Bill Kerslake, Head of Effective Sentences, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales

15:30
Awareness raising workshop B: Using restorative justice as an effective tool post sentencing
Geoff Emerson, RJ Manager, Thames Valley Restorative Justice Jemma Jewkes, Restorative Justice Co-ordinator, HMP Gloucester

15:30
Raising awareness workshop C: Making restorative approaches inclusive
Bonita Holland, Independent consultant, and former Head of Ark Plus Ged McNally, Education Inclusion Consultant, Blackpool Council