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Workshops:

1. Great Expectations

The Great Expectations team work in partnership with Restorative Gloucestershire and HMP Leyhill to aim to provide every young person who completes any of the tiers of Great Expectations with the opportunity to take part in a Restorative Justice intervention. The mentors, serving prisoners at HMP Leyhill, are also RJ trained and facilitate cases.

2. ASB and Community RJ

Using a mixture of restorative approaches, theatre games and coaching exercises, the Restorative Engagement Forums provides original and effective workshops to build bridges where there is conflict. This innovative 3 stage process has been used in the following environments with great success: statutory organisations with local communities/young people senior management teams with staff corporations with local communities.

3. Restorative Thinking

This is a restorative justice/practice intervention programme, currently delivered in prison community settings. The programme is flexible, equally effective in equipping participants with key life skills in restorative practice as preparation for a restorative conference.  The Restorative Thinking programme promotes responsibility-taking and improves positive self-talk, leading to changes in attitude and behaviour, improving maturity and life chances and facilitating desistance, supporting a reduction in reoffending.  The workshop will involve practitioners facilitating parts of the restorative thinking course.  The programme is currently being delivered with different agencies within Restorative Gloucestershire and lessons learnt from the first rounds of implementation will be shared.

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Workshops:

1. Ray & Vi Donovan, The Chris Donovan Trust

Ray and Vi Donovan will be discussing their experience of Restorative Justice; meeting the men who killed their son, Chris. They will also be discussing all of the work they do as part of the Chris Donovan trust. For more information please see;  http://www.chrisdonovantrust.org/ 

2. Restorative Engagement Forums, Paul Mukasa and Charlotte Calkin

Using a mixture of restorative approaches, theatre games and coaching exercises, the Restorative Engagement Forums provides original and effective workshops to build bridges where there is conflict. This innovative 3 stage process has been used in the following environments with great success: statutory organisations with local communities/young people senior management teams with staff corporations with local communities.

3. Great Expectations & Aston project

The Aston Project is an innovative Youth Project, run by Gloucestershire Constabulary. They work with any young person from the community aged 9-18yrs. They are a very active youth Timebank with in excess of eighty members.

The Great Expectations team work in partnership with Restorative Gloucestershire and HMP Leyhill to aim to provide every young person who completes any of the tiers of Great Expectations with the opportunity to take part in a Restorative Justice intervention. The mentors, serving prisoners at HMP Leyhill, are also RJ trained and facilitate cases.

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Sally Crook – Presentation

Becky Beard – Presentation

Alex Dennison – Presentation

Trevor Watson – Presentation

Speaker Biographies

Workshops:

1. The use of Restorative Justice Pre Charge / Sentence – Christian Butler, Andrew Doyle & Paul Simmons

Three experienced police officers who are RJ trainers and have delivered RJ training to officers and partners will be discussing the Constabulary’s RJ journey. How the decision to become a Restorative Constabulary was arrived at and the journey to achieve it.

2. The use of Restorative Justice Post Conviction – Inger Lowater, Bob Chandler & Alan Hoar

Trained facilitators will be demonstrating aspects of an anonymised real life case; from preparation to outcome agreements. There will also be opportunities for questions and answers.

3. RJ in youth settings – Gloucestershire College & Sarah Cairns

Gloucestershire College will be discussing their move towards becoming a restorative College. Sarah Cairns is a trained facilitator who volunteers for Restorative Gloucestershire and also uses restorative practices in her day to day work. This includes family conferencing and victim empathy work with the Great Expectations project.

4. Being a Restorative Justice Facilitator – Paul Mukasa

 Paul has been with Restorative Gloucestershire for four years and has worked on a wide variety of cases including burglary, assault and murder. He will be discussing what it is like to be a volunteer restorative justice facilitator. This includes training, case discussion and mentoring new volunteers.

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