Sharing Knowledge with Serving Police Officers
Lucy Jaffe, Director of Why me? and Victim Ambassador Rosalyn Boyce have shared their knowledge of Restorative Justice at a learning event with forty serving Greater Manchester Police officers.
Rosalyn Boyce spoke of her personal experience as a survivor of rape and both the sense of empowerment and regaining of control that she felt having had access to Restorative Justice (RJ).
Detective Chief Inspector, Chris Mossop of Greater Manchester Police said:
The Officers attending the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Rape Event learnt about the importance of victims having choice and the right to be informed about the RJ process and how it works. The Why me? RJ presentation is one of the best things I have heard and Rosalyn is truly inspirational. I recommend this Why me? presentation highly to services working with victims.
It is vital that knowledge of RJ amongst policing professionals and their partners within the justice arena is expanded. Including RJ as a core element of CPD programmes is a way of both increasing knowledge and challenging existing perceptions about the delivery and impact of RJ.
Organisations who would like to discuss including Restorative Justice in their CPD programmes are encouraged to get in touch.