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Monday 23 April 2018

Community Justice Portal 12th Annual Public Lecture

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Thursday 21st May 2015, 18:00 - 19:45
Peak Lecture Theatre

City Campus, Sheffield Hallam University


Jon Collins


The Community Justice Portal 12th Annual Public Lecture will be given by Jon Collins, CEO of the Restorative Justice Council.


Criminal justice in the new parliament – what role for restorative justice?

This lecture will explore the prospects for restorative justice following the May 2015 general election, within the context of recent and anticipated reforms of the criminal justice system. The lecture will summarise recent changes to the criminal justice system thematically, with a particular focus on restorative justice. This, and an analysis of the general election manifestos, will form the basis of an assessment of the expected future direction of criminal justice policy under the new government and the role that restorative justice is likely to play. Situated within a broader analysis of criminal justice reform, the lecture will explore opportunities for restorative justice to be better integrated into the justice system and examine the barriers to moving a restorative approach from the margins into the mainstream.


About Jon Collins             

Jon Collins is the Chief Executive Officer of the Restorative Justice Council, the independent membership body for the field of restorative practice. The RJC sets standards for restorative practice and provides quality assurance and a national voice advocating its widespread use. Jon joined the RJC in May 2014 having previously been deputy director of the Police Foundation, an independent policing think tank. Before that he had worked at the Criminal Justice Alliance, the Fawcett Society and Nacro. He is also a governor of a London primary school.


 Detail    Time
Registration, pre-lecture drinks and canapés
City Campus
18:00 - 18:30 
Portal Lecture
City Campus          
18:30 - 19:45
Close 19:45



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Community Justice Portal Lecture Booking Form 2015