Key Achievements and Highlights

2010: The Partnership is awarded the Howard League’s prestigious Community Sentence Award and are one of the first to be awarded the national Restorative Service Quality Mark.

Spring 2015:  Thames Valley Partnership is awarded a three year contract by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner Thames Valley to deliver a new Victim-Led and Pre-Sentence RJ service across the Thames Valley.

October 2015 House of Lords event : The new Victim-Led and Pre-Sentence Restorative Justice  Service is launched at a prestigious event at the Lords.

Spring 2016,  Justice Select Committee Enquiry :  TVRJS provided written evidence to the Committee and in the April Ray Fishbourne, Chair of  TVRJS  Advisory Group and strategic lead for Restorative Justice for Thames Valley Partnership, gave verbal evidence to the Justice Select Committee’s Inquiry on RJ.  The purpose of the session was to look at the effectiveness of Restorative Justice, the progress made towards the Ministry of Justice’s action plan and obstacles facing the delivery of high quality RJ.

View a copy of the report here  or listen and watch Ray’s evidence see this link to Parliament Live TV.

November 2016: TVRJS hold  their Anniversary  event – celebrating  15 years of working in partnership to deliver Restorative Justice in the Thames Valley.

2017:  HMP Bullingdon is awarded the Chris Donovan Trust Award for being a Restorative Prison. The award recognises the innovative nature of the prison’s restorative justice  project at a time when prison numbers, violence, self harm and suicide are on the increase. TVRJS have supported Bullingdon with this programme. Find out more about The Chris Donovan Trust at chrisdonovantrust.org.

2018:  The HMI Inspectorate of Probation Report on the thematic inspection of Probation Supply Chains commends the Partnership’s restorative justice service (TVRJS) on the ‘high standard’ of its work. The full 75 page, which was highly critical and where the probation supply chain is described as ‘bleak and exasperating’, contained only a couple of other examples of good practice. Read the full report here and in particular see page 30

” There were few unusual or niche services identified that were addressing more-specialist needs or delivering innovative practice. The strongest example was Thames Valley Partnership’s ‘facilitating restorative justice conferencing’ service. This provider was a well-regarded and established organisation, undertaking difficult and delicate work in complex cases. It had a history of working with probation services over many years. Its delivery model and the extent of its provision had been altered, not necessarily for the better, because of its contractual terms with the CRC, and these were set to change further. Within the cases we inspected, its management oversight, commitment to staff training and delivery of restorative justice were of a high standard”.

2018: TVRJS  achieve the Training Provider Quality Mark (TPQM), a quality mark awarded by the Restorative Justice Council to restorative training providers who meet the RJC’s rigorous and exacting criteria.

“Through achieving the TPQM, Thames Valley Restorative Justice Servicehas shown its commitment to providing high quality restorative practice training. I would like to congratulate all the team members for their accomplishment.” Chris Straker, the RJC’s interim Chief Executive. 

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