restorative justice

  • January 30, 2008

    For the third year running Her Majesty's Inspector of Prisons, Anne Owers, a former human rights campaigner, has hit the headlines with a hard-hitting report on Britain's dire prison situation, calling for action not political posturing.

  • December 12, 2007

    A new scheme to deal with first time young offenders who have committed a minor offence will be piloted early next year. The scheme aims to stop them going to court unnecessarily, while at the same time ensuring that they make amends for their offence via an apology to the victim.

  • November 8, 2007

    Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has told a newspaper he thinks the British government should raise the age of criminal responsibility, acknowledging that very young people involved in crime still need to be recognised as children.

  • November 2, 2007

    UK churches are gearing up to mark 'prisons week' as the prison population hits a record high. The week kicks off on 18 November 2007, when churches across Britain are being asked to mark Prisoners' Sunday - a day of reflection and prayer.

  • September 14, 2007

    On the sixth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorists attacks, Desmond M. Tutu, Anglican Archbishop emeritus of Cape Town, South Africa delivered a message of forgiveness to those gathered at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd on the campus of General Theological Seminary (GTS) in New York City.

  • September 13, 2007

    A pilot project in which new "youth juries" will decide what will happen to young offenders is being launched in Lancashire.

  • September 10, 2007

    The Howard League for Penal Reform has today (Monday) published a book that examines the anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) and suggest it is failing to prevent further crime and anti-social behaviour among offenders.

  • July 24, 2007

    Church of England bishops in the House of Lords have joined other penal reformers in highlighting the conditions of Britain’s child prisons in a debate following the coroner’s report into the death of a 15-year-old boy.

  • June 18, 2007

    Divisions between Black Majority congregations and historic Christian churches are hindering efforts to tackle issues surrounding young black people's over representation in the criminal justice system, says a churches' forum.

  • May 9, 2007

    Campaigners have welcomed the establishment of the new Ministry of Justice but warned that it faces huge challenges.