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UK riots and restorative justice: A Northern Ireland perspective
I am employed by the Youth Justice Agency of Northern Ireland as a youth conference co-ordinator. My job is to organise restorative conferences between young people (10-18) and victims. The conferences are 'ordered' by court or public prosecution (the latter means the young person does not recieve a criminal conviction if they work with the process).
At the conference the victim, young person, family and community meet to discuss what happened and agree an action plan for the young person. The action plan then goes back to the court or prosecution for final agreement and if they agree the young person must carry it out or be returned to court.
A role for restorative justice post-riots?
from the blog of Kerry McCarthy, Labour MP:
Last post for a while – well, for tonight anyway – on the riots. It occurs to me that this presents the best possible scenario for an absolute blitz on restorative justice, something which is often talked about in parliament and almost universally supported and praised, but never really implemented on the scale it could be.
Mayor of London's proposal for restorative justice after the riots
from the entry on CyberborisJohnson:
Our Mayor has suggested that restorative justice would be a good way of facing looters with the consequences of their actions. Speaking after this morning’s COBRA meeting, the Mayor of London said that young people involved in last week’s riots would lose their rights to things like free travel, but could earn them back through restorative justice programmes, like his Payback London scheme.
'Tear up the sentencing guidelines and jail EVERY looter': Crackdown on looters revealed
Magistrates have been ordered to send all those involved in last week's riots and looting to jail, a court heard today.
Chair of the bench at Camberwell Green Magistrates Court, Novello Noades, revealed the instructions while sentencing one looter to six months in prison.
London courts had allegedly been emailed by a clerk within HM Courts and Tribunals Service, telling them to ignore normal guidelines which might have recommended non-custodial sentences for riot-related cases.