The Justice Select Committee has published a call for views on any aspect of the use or potential use of restorative justice in the criminal justice system. The deadline for written submissions is 31 January 2016 and the Probation Institute is planning to put forward views from a probation perspective. In that respect it is establishing a small group of experts to help set out the relevant evidence and the practice and training implications. If you would like to contribute to this work, perhaps by offering examples or in helping in the preparation of the Institute’s submission, please contact the Probation Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org, as soon as possible.
The Select Committee’s terms of reference for this Inquiry relate to
- Progress made by the Government in implementing the Restorative Justice Action Plan 2014, including any changes that have been made to this plan
- How the entitlements to restorative justice in the Victims’ Code are working, and their implications for any such entitlements in any future Victims’ Law
- The impact and effectiveness of the National Offender Management Service’s restorative justice programme to promote the development of victim-offender conferencing
- The effectiveness of delivery of restorative justice across the range of service providers and funding arrangements, including provision made by Police and Crime Commissioners, the Prison Service, the National Probation Service, and Community Rehabilitation Companies.