Creating Confidence in Justice – A Short History

Creating Confidence in Justice (CCJ) was a two-year project funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation’s Rethinking Crime and Punishment initiative. The project finished in December 2004 and preceded the Making Good programme which ran from 2005-2008.

  • CCJ raised awareness of restorative justice through journalism, drama and the Internet
  • We worked with Theatre ADAD on a play called Face to Face which went to prisons, schools and community venues.
  • CCJ widened opportunities for offenders to give something back to the community
  • CCJ tackled crime and fear of crime by helping people ‘get involved’

We worked with partners including the Inside Out Trust, GreenSpace, Groundwork, and the International Centre for Prison Studies on two restorative justice parks projects which involved offenders on the restoration of green spaces. The projects were based on a very successful project in Albert Park, Middlesbrough and helped offenders to make positive links with the community and to turn their lives around at the end of their sentence.

We supported a project run  in Huntercombe YOI, where young offenders repaired bicycles for donation to local special needs schools.  We  also gathered information on volunteering opportunities in the criminal justice system; and found specific opportunities both in the Thames Valley and in Restorative Justice.

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