Thriving Survivors will lead on a Restorative Justice National Consultation and will build upon elements of previous research to include the Voices of Survivors which, at this moment, are not being heard.
We want to hear the voices of survivors to assess the understanding, awareness and demand for Restorative Justice Services in Scotland.
This Consultation exercise will specifically seek the views and opinions of survivors of domestic and sexual abuse on Restorative Justice in Scotland.
The outcome from delivery of this Consultation will be to ensure that the voices of survivors are heard and acted upon, which will also feed directly into the Restorative Justice Action Plan.
Thriving Survivors will lead on the consultation calling on a ‘Consultation Steering Group’ as progress is made. This group will support the Consultation, ensure as wide a reach as possible and act as an expert reference group as the Consultation develops. The group is already established and has had an input into the development of the Consultation thus far. Involved in the group are:
Thriving Survivors – Chair
Community Justice Scotland
We will be hosting a series of events to assist in raising awareness and begin to open up the conversation on RJ for survivors.
The Published Consultation Paper
We are delighted to now publish the completed consultation paper! Thank you to all involved!
Download the paper here:
Survivors Voices National Consultation: A Consultation With Survivors of Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence to Establish Awareness, Opinion, and Demand Related to the Ongoing Development of a National Restorative Justice Policy and Practice Framework for Scotland — The UWS Academic Portal
Thriving Survivors is asking for everyone at the meeting to really get involved in this consultation process by helping us promote and raise awareness.
The public are integral to the success of the consultation and it is important that we are able to accommodate the needs that some people may have in terms of access and support. The Public Involvement Coordinator will work directly with a national portfolio of organisations to ensure survivors voices from across the Nation are included. With responsibility for promoting and arranging the organisation information sessions for the facilitator.
In addition, supporting the survivors to complete the consultation.
The key outputs for the consultation:
The opportunity for survivors to have their say on Restorative Justice
Capture the level of understanding of Restorative Justice within the survivor community in Scotland
Capture and understand the views on, and demand for, Restorative Justice being made available to survivors
Awareness campaign goes live on the 8th February digitally
Launch date for the consultation will be the 28th February 2021
It will be live for 4 weeks
Closing date for all responses will be the 25th March 2021.