Criminals jailed by magistrates to pay victim surcharge – BBC News

Posted August 8th, 2014 in imprisonment, magistrates, news, restorative justice, sentencing, victims by sally

‘Criminals jailed by magistrates’ courts in England and Wales will no longer be excused from victim surcharge payments by serving extra prison time.’

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BBC News, 8th August 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Police launch scheme for victims to choose punishment – Daily Telegraph

‘A Police and Crime Commissioner has launched scheme to allow victims to decide how criminals should be punished. ‘

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Daily Telegraph, 30th July 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Pre-sentence restorative justice – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 21st, 2014 in codes of practice, news, restorative justice, sentencing by tracey

‘Secretary of State guidance for pre-sentence restorative justice.’

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Ministry of Justice, 19th May 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

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New victims’ funding for restorative justice – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 19th, 2013 in charities, news, police, restorative justice, victims by sally

“At least £29million is being made available to Police and Crime Commissioners and charities to help deliver Restorative Justice for victims over the coming three years, Justice Minister Damian Green has announced.”

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Ministry of Justice, 19th November 2013

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

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The Sinister Side of Restorative Justice – Criminal Law and Justice Weekly

Posted October 29th, 2013 in costs, fines, news, penalties, rehabilitation, restorative justice by sally

“Restorative justice offers many benefits but is it in danger of being mishandled, asks Tracey McMahon.”

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Criminal Law and Justice Weekly, 26th October 2013

Source: www.criminallawandjustice.co.uk

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Ten thousand violent crime cases dealt with by ‘community resolution’ methods – The Guardian

Posted April 30th, 2013 in domestic violence, news, police, restorative justice, violent offenders by sally

“The police are dealing with as many as one in eight violent offences, including knife crimes and domestic violence, by getting the offender to apologise to the victim rather than prosecuting them in court, according to House of Commons research.”

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The Guardian, 30th April 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Improving the code of practice for victims of crime – Ministry of Justice

“This consultation sets out the government’s plans to reform the victims’ code to give victims clearer entitlements from criminal justice agencies and to better tailor service to individual need. It is aimed at all criminal justice agencies, victims of crime and businesses.”

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Ministry of Justice, 18th April 2013

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

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Poppy burning teenager meets forces personnel in lieu of criminal charges – The Guardian

“A teenager who was arrested after posting a picture of a burning poppy on Facebook has escaped charges after meeting serving and former military personnel as part of a restorative justice programme.”

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The Guardian, 20th December 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Victims to be given back their voice – Home Office

Posted December 14th, 2012 in criminal justice, press releases, punishment, restorative justice, victims by tracey

“Victims of antisocial behaviour and low level crime will be able to have their say on out-of-court punishments of offenders, the Home Office announced today.”

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Home Office, 13th December 2012

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

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A restorative justice system – the view from the bench – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 30th, 2012 in criminal justice, news, restorative justice by tracey

“Lawrence Kershen QC, a commercial mediator at Tooks Chambers and former Chairman of the Restorative Justice Council, discusses restorative justice in the criminal justice system. Restorative justice allows victims of crime to be given the opportunity to confront their offender and to have a say in the resolution of the offence.”

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Ministry of Justice, 29th November 2012

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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More victims to get a say – restorative Justice – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 20th, 2012 in news, restorative justice, victims by sally

“More victims of crime will be able to access a high standard of restorative justice across England and Wales with the launch of a new action plan today [19 November].”

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Ministry of Justice,

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Related link: Restorative Justice Action Plan for the Criminal Justice System (PDF)

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More offenders to meet their victims under plan to expand restorative justice – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 30th, 2012 in bills, news, restorative justice, victims by sally

“More offenders will have to meet their victims and apologise before being sentenced under a rapid expansion of restorative justice unveiled on Tuesday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th October 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Community justice: The power of the panel – BBC News

Posted October 22nd, 2012 in budgets, courts, news, restorative justice, volunteers by sally

“John Gallagher describes a neighbour dispute which had run for seven years and descended into an anti-social behaviour case.

It was finally brought to an end in a guildhall in South Somerset through a community justice panel.”

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BBC News, 20th October 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Victims to pick offenders’ punishment, Home Secretary says – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 9th, 2012 in crime, news, penalties, restorative justice, victims by sally

“Victims of crime will be able to decide how offenders are punished, under new proposals outlined by Home Secretary Theresa May today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th October 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Facing Up To Offending: Use of restorative justice in the criminal justice system – Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary

Posted September 19th, 2012 in criminal justice, news, rehabilitation, restorative justice, victims by sally

“The aim of this review was to identify the benefits of restorative justice practices across the criminal justice system. It was a joint inspection, carried out by HMIC, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation, Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons.”

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Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, 18th September 2012

Source: www.hmic.gov.uk

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National Audit Office warns over prisons savings – BBC News

Posted September 18th, 2012 in news, prisons, reports, restorative justice, sentencing by sally

“The prison service will struggle to meet targets on cuts because a key sentencing change has been ditched, the government’s spending watchdog says.”

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BBC News, 18th September 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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The future place of restorative justice in the criminal justice system – Speech by Lord McNally

The future place of restorative justice in the criminal justice system

Speech by Lord McNally

Ministry of Justice, 3rd July 2012

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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Why me? Putting restorative justice into action – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 22nd, 2012 in news, restorative justice, victims by sally

“Will Riley was a victim of a burglary ten years ago when the home he shared with his wife and young daughter in North London was broken into. Will confronted the burglar who attacked him before the police arrived. A while afterwards he was asked if he would come and meet the man responsible for the burglary – who had since been arrested, found guilty and sentenced to prison for the crime.”

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Ministry of Justice, 21st May 2012

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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Thief stole laptop after apologising to victim – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 23rd, 2012 in guilty pleas, news, restorative justice, sentencing, theft by tracey

Months earlier Ivan Barker, 21, had stolen a laptop and cigarettes from wheelchair-bound Jean Jacque Mathely. So when he called round to say ‘sorry’ his victim was naturally guarded, but let him in after he said police suggested he should face up to his offending. But once inside, rather than apologise to the man he had wronged, he made off with Mr Mathley’s new laptop. Now Barker, who sold the stolen goods to pay for booze, has finally been jailed for 16 weeks after pleading guilty to theft.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd March 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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More offenders to face the consequences of their crimes: new Restorative Justice Register launched – Ministry of Justice

Posted September 14th, 2011 in press releases, recidivists, restorative justice by tracey

“More offenders are to face the consequences of their actions following today’s launch of the first-ever register of qualified restorative justice practitioners, funded by the Ministry of Justice and implemented by the Restorative Justice Council (RJC).”

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Ministry of Justice, 13th September 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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