Positive Justice


Positive Justice


  • To encourage the use of restorative and therapeutic practices within the criminal justice system, in order to reduce crime and its impact on victims.
  • To act as a pressure group: balancing negative representations in the popular press, and raising public awareness of, and support for, positive initiatives within the criminal justice system, particularly alternatives to imprisonment where appropriate.


  • To organise regular public meetings, and informal discussion forums;
  • To disseminate accurate and up to date information regarding crime and the community;
  • To cooperate with other community/voluntary groups;
  • To act as an information point for those who wish to get involved with the voluntary sector; to promote positive policies to the media and to policy makers by writing letters, putting out press releases and through our website.

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Drama in Prisons

Meeting in Stroud 18th March a report on this wonderful film and the discussion following it will be available soon.

For a report of our meeting on children with parents in prison last year - click here

PJG committee have written to Michael Gove - to read the letter click here

Alma Hageman has obtained funding    for her work with the Rubies at Eastwood Park - wonderful - see News

Spring lunchtime forum on 'Faith in prisons' on April 25th in the Forest of Dean, was a great success.  Report on this event will be available soon.   

For our 2014 Newsletter newsletter 2014

For a report of our Prisons Week meeting 2014 click here 

Our lunchtime forum on Saturday July 5 in Tewkesbury was a great success.  'Legal discrimination: is it fair?' Two former prisoners shared their experiences of the discrimination after release.  for a report Every sentence a life sentence

Abolishing Stigma Punishments - An excellent read.

Our meeting on restorative justice on Saturday April 5 2014, at Gloucester Quaker Meeting House was reported in the Citizen -   see here 

To read our own report - RJ 2014 report.pdf

Positive Justice

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Coming Events

Lunchtime Forum July 2016

We had a successful meeting at Prema in Uley on the subject of Arts behind Bars.  Unlocking Creativity.   for a report prema

Prisons week public meeting

with Juliet Lyon director of the Prison Reform Trust. Thursday October 13 in Gloucester.  Further details Juliet

PLUS a rare chance to see the award winning Rubies' Quilt - click on news for details