Restorative Justice Approaches #rja13
23 Jan 2013
Broadcast from London

The evidence is clear; using restorative justice is effective in reducing reoffending rates by 14%, and 85% of victims find it helpful. Jeremy Wright MP recently launched The Restorative Justice Action Plan for the Criminal Justice System to bring about real change in the use of restorative justice.

This conference is for professional and specialist managers in prison, probation, youth justice, social services and police teams, policy makers and advocacy groups in criminal justice, education, local government responsible for reducing reoffending, supporting victims and offender management.

Programme
09:50
Graham Robb, Chair, Restorative Justice Council; Co-chair, Ministry of Justice Restorative Justice Steering Group
Welcome and introduction from conference chair

10:05
Jeremy Wright MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Minister for Prisons and Rehabilitation
Government address

10:30
Lizzie Nelson, Director, Restorative Justice Council
Restorative Justice: taking the plan forward

10:50
Javed Khan, Chief Executive, Victim Support
Meeting the needs of victims

11:05
Questions and discussion
11:15
Break
11:45
Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan, Greater Manchester Police; ACPO Lead on Restorative Justice
Restorative Justice and the Police

12:05
Bill Kerslake, Development Manager, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales
Restorative Justice in the Youth Justice System

12:25
Richard Monkhouse, Deputy Chairman, Magistrates’ Association
Changes to sentencing

12:45
Questions and discussion
13:00
Break
14:00
Graham Robb, Chair, Restorative Justice Council; Co-chair, Ministry of Justice Restorative Justice Steering Group
Increasing public confidence in Restorative Justice

14:15
Andrew Baines, Safer & Stronger Communities Manager, Cumbria
Confessions of a restoraholic

14:30
Dr Helen Flanagan, SHARES Lancashire Ltd
Restorative Justice in an Educational Setting

14:45
Annette Hinton, Manager, Maidstone Mediation
Helping to Support Troubled Families

15:00
Questions and discussion
15:15
Break
15:45
Seminar Sessions:
One of the following seminars will be broadcast

15:45
Seminar 1: Restorative Justice in Custodial Settings
Nick Jones, HMYOI Hindley;
Dave Ashton, Head of Keywork, HMYOI Hindley;
Jaki Pugh, Senior Practitioner in Keywork, HMYOI Hindley.

15:45
Seminar 2: Restorative Approaches in Early Intervention
Belinda Hopkins, Transforming Conflict
Caroline Newton, Lead Trainer, Transforming Conflict
Gaby Thomas, Head Teacher, One One Five Pupil Referral Unit.

15:45
Seminar 3: Restorative Approaches to tackle gangs
Daniel Diamond, Multi-agency Co-ordinator for Gun and Gang Offending, Greater Manchester Probation Trust

16:45
End of broadcast