Andrew Robbins is the Managing Director and Co-Founder of Ivstitia Limited the company behind the award winning dedicated secure restorative justice case management system myRJ. Providing Restorative hubs and delivery practices across the globe with a secure means of storing and transferring vital information to aid in the delivery of Restorative Justice.
Chris Moore, Chief Executive of The Clink Charity, has over 25 years’ experience in the hospitality industry and focuses on increasing awareness of the work and skills being developed at The Clink Restaurant as well as securing support from the industry and finding the necessary funds for expansion. Chris also sources knowledge and industry skills that can be passed on and shared with the trainees.
Peter Jukes is a British writer and journalist, nominated for several awards for crowd funding his live Twitter coverage of all 130 days of the phone hacking trial. He details his experience, and the backstage drama of the most expensive and longest running completed criminal trial in British history, Beyond Contempt. His previous 2012 book, The Fall of the House of Murdoch, was described by the former Sunday Times editor Sir Harold Evans as “a roaring great read.” He is also a dramatist for radio and television, whose award winning credits include In Deep, Bad Faith, Waking the Dead and Sea of Souls. His account of living in the modern city, A Shout in the Street (Faber & Faber, 1990), was called “a dream of a book” by John Berger. He lives in London.
We are extremely grateful to our Judges who have given up their time due to their passion regarding Restorative Practice.
Paul Blakey MBE is the founder of Halifax Street Angels, the International CNI Network, author, broadcaster, communicator and popular speaker.
Paul and Jean launched Halifax Street Angels in November 2005 a project which, with the help of an amazing team of volunteers, has made a massive difference in Halifax and over one hundred and thirty towns and cities across the UK and beyond. Street Angels has contributed to a reduction in violent crime and sexual assaults in many of the towns where the scheme operates and has contributed to a national annual reduction in alcohol related violence and A&E admissions. Because of Paul's contribution to community safety in Calderdale he was awarded a MBE (Most Excellent Member of the British Empire) in the New Years Honours 2010 by Her Majesty the Queen.
Deborah Mitchell works for RJ Working. RJ Working is a Community Interest Company with the aim of strengthening the resilience and flexibility of individuals, families and communities, in response to harmful experiences. Conflict and crime often cause harm beyond the actual event and leave people struggling with the aftermath. These kinds of harm affect all parts of our communities, the people affected come from all cultural, ethnic and social economic backgrounds. RJ Working provides a safe, friendly and neutral service to enable communication between people, and to take steps towards restoring relationships and wellbeing.
PAUL BLAKEY MBE
Kirsty is Head of Engagement at Home for Good.
Kirsty’s previous work has varied from prisons and churches to floristry. She loves seeing churches meet the needs of their communities. Kirsty is a trustee of Restorative Practice UK and for An African Dream, which works with orphans, widows and pastors in rural Uganda.
Mark is a facilitator, trainer, thinker and speaker. He has more than a fifteen years experience both as a practitioner and in developing strategic approaches to the successful implementation of restorative practice across Cities and local authorities. Mark was part of a small group that developed a Citywide approach with Hull Centre for Restorative Practice. Mark is now Director of Mark Finnis Training and Consultancy Ltd. He currently supports Leeds, Wokingham, Stockport and West Berkshire in their whole system approach to Restorative Practice.
Becky Beard has been involved in restorative practices since 2011. In September 2013, Becky was appointed as the Co-ordinator for Restorative Gloucestershire and been instrumental in the introduction of a number of fundamental changes to Restorative Gloucestershire, including the transformation from pilot scheme to mainstream working and the continuing expansion. She has also been responsible for introducing numerous changes in working practices for a number of partner agencies. This has included; multi-agency case supervision sessions, facilitator mentors, funded training for practitioners and practitioner guide. Becky is a qualified case supervisor and a registered practitioner.
Jon joined the Restorative Justice Council as CEO in May 2014 having previously been deputy director of the Police Foundation, an independent policing think tank, since May 2011. Prior to joining the Police Foundation he was director of the Criminal Justice Alliance, a coalition of organisations that works to establish a fairer and more effective criminal justice system. Jon has previously worked at the Fawcett Society and at Nacro, the crime reduction charity. He is also a governor of a London primary school.