Delegates will have the opportunity to ask practitioners how they implemented NJPs and the challenges they faced - places are limited and will be allocated according to demand.
The NJP Practitioner workshops are aimed at local practitioners from Police, Local Authorities, Social Housing, Fire and Rescue or voluntary groups, who wish to set up a NJP or review an existing scheme. The workshops may also be useful for those who are responsible for commissioning restorative justice practices in their areas.
The aims of these NJP practitioner workshops are to assist delegates to:
- Learn from the experiences of the test areas on how they set up NJPs.
- Identify the strategic fit of NJPs and how they can assist local priorities.
- Lunch will be provided
- Parking: there are street parking bays situated at the rear and side of the Town Halls. A larger car park is available behind Dewsbury Sports Centre and is adjacent to Mecca Bingo. This car park is only 5 minutes walk to the Town Halls. There is also a wide selection of other car parks located near to Dewsbury Town Hall.
When & Where
Ministry of Justice (Neighbourhood Justice Team)
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has been working with 15 areas to test Neighbourhood Justice Panels (NJPs) over the last two years. NJP meetings bring local victims and offenders together before a panel meeting facilitated by local volunteers to deal with incidents of low level crime and antisocial behaviour. The NJP process has also been used to deal with non-criminal behaviours which impact on the local community, such as Neighbourhood Disputes, Noise Nuisance, and Littering etc.
The test period has now concluded and, in response to the recommendation in the ‘Process evaluation of the NJP’, MoJ is assisting the NJP Test Areas to cascade lessons learned through a series of practitioner workshops.
The independent social research into NJPs was published in March 2014 and can be found on GOV.UK