Exclusive pictures of our event on 21st March 2012 at Clifford Chance to mark 10 years since Peter Woolf burgled Will Riley’s house and attacked him. Minster of Prisons, Crispin Blunt, Rob Flello MP, Shadow Justice Minister and Baroness Linklater were all present alongside professionals from across the country representing police, probation, prisons and victim agencies.
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Why me? victim ambassadors, including Laura Stonehouse, Ray and Vi Donovan and Pat and Dave Rogers spoke to small groups of guests about the way in which meeting the offender in a restorative justice meeting had changed their lives. Several guests were moved to tears and the resolve to make restorative justice accessible to all victims of crime was renewed.
The guest list included:
Peter Woolf, Will Riley, Sir Charles Pollard, Ruth Purdie and Ellie Acton (Cheshire Police), John Bennett and Vicky O’Day (Serco), Crispin Blunt MP (Minister for Prisons and Youth Justice), Rob Flello MP (Shadow Justice Minister), Theo Gavrielides and Ben Lyon (IARS), Gaynor Mckweon and Maralynn Smith, Victim Support, Baroness Veronica Linklater, Adrian Matthews and Pauline Prior (Sussex Pathways), Lawrence Kershen, Chris Igoe and Lizzie Nelson (RJC), ACC Garry Shewan (Greater Manchester Police)
There were also representatives from
- Prison Fellowship
- HMP Leeds
- HMP Bronzefield
- Restorative Solutions
- Kent Police
- Kent Youth Offending Service
- The Forgiveness Project
- National Offender Management Service
- Sycamore Tree
- Word 4 Weapons
- Newham Council
pictures taken by Jamie Farrell