- 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
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
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