Restorative Justice Practitioner and Volunteer Wellbeing

Posted on: 24th, July 2023

Our committed team of practitioners and volunteers make it possible for us to deliver a Restorative Justice service to those who need it. Restorative Justice cases can be complex, so it’s important that our team is well-supported. By caring for their own wellbeing, our teams can also better support our service users. 

Regular check-ins 

All our team managers hold regular check-ins with staff practitioners and volunteers, which are an opportunity to discuss with them what support is required.

Dave Pascoe, Service Delivery Manager in North Yorkshire, said, “being a Restorative Justice facilitator is rewarding but can be demanding, practitioners put a lot into a case”. 

Regular check-ins make sure that our practitioners and volunteers have the chance to talk about the impact of facilitating Restorative programmes.

Case supervision

Case supervision is essential and occurs in every case to ensure the case is being conducted in the best possible way and nothing is missed. It is also an opportunity for practitioners to discuss how cases may be impacting on them and these discussions might involve asking for advice or support. 

Restorative Justice is suitable for a range of cases and can involve sensitive topics, so case supervision makes sure that our team always feels supported. If practitioners feel that they need additional support, counselling services are also available free of charge.

Mental health first aid training 

Many Restorative Solutions team members have undergone mental health first aid training, which provides the understanding and tools to help those struggling with their mental health. Mental health first aiders are trained to spot early signs of mental ill-health and how best to support individuals.

Get in touch 

If you’re based in Hampshire and feel as though Restorative Justice is suitable for you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. 

Let’s see how Restorative Justice can help you

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Case Studies

A Burglary In Southampton

"When the police told me about Restorative Justice, I was interested straight away and they referred me to the Restorative Justice service.

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A Residential Burglary on the Isle of Wight

Three offenders entered a residential property on the Isle of Wight on numerous occasions during the evening and early morning, searched rooms, and stole property.

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Assault Resulting in ABH

A male had intervened to prevent a domestic assault, and had himself been badly assaulted by the offender, causing ABH injuries.

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Conspiracy to Burgle

This case was referred to our service via the Officer In Charge as the harmer had contacted him wishing to try to apologise to the harmed.

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Indirect Restorative Justice Following Sexual Assault

A victim’s father-in-law sexually assaulted her during a family event.

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Injury By Dangerous Driving

The offender, Sam*, had committed the offence of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

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Neighbours' Dispute

A neighbours’ dispute had been occurring between John*, who owned a house adjoining a public right of way, and Frank*, who was the son of the owner of a plot of land opposite John’s house, for many years.

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Non-Recent Child Sexual Abuse

The offences against Joshua were of a sexual nature and were committed in the 1980s, when Joshua was aged between 10 and 15 years old.

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Residential Burglaries in Hampshire

Watch this video about how Restorative Justice brought peace to a burglary victim.

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Restorative Conversation Following Theft

A restorative conversation took place with a victim following the theft of her pushchair, which was locked with a chain in the hallway of flats.

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Road Rage Assault

The victim had been tailgated by the harmer, who then assaulted him after indicating for the victim to pull into a lay-by.

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Rosalyn's Story

Rosalyn shares her experience of Restorative Justice.

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Theft From An Elderly Couple

An older couple were being looked after by their cousin, who stole over £7,000 from them.

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Threat of Assault

An offender threatened a victim with a baseball bat outside his home.

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Transphobic Comments

A victim received messages via Snapchat that were transphobic in nature and caused distress.

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What People Say About Restorative Justice

The facilitators have been wonderful. I feel stronger than I did. I would really recommend Restorative Justice.

Debbie, victim

I hope that she would understand that I know what I’ve done was wrong and I’ve learnt from my actions.

Ryan, offender

I had my opportunity to discuss the incident and also to meet the offender in person.

Leighton, victim