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Restorative Justice partnership wins award
27 April 2016
The Sussex Restorative Justice Partnership Ė of which KSS CRC is one of 26 agencies involved - has won a coveted national award.
The partnership received a 2016 Restorative Practice Award in the 'Communities category' for making an outstanding contribution to their neighbourhood through restorative practices.
The partnership has three hubs that has delivered 125 direct/indirect restorative outcomes.
Cynthia Allen, Director of Interventions (pictured far right with representatives from the partnership), said: “We are pleased to be involved in this outstanding partnership. We are committed to working with PCCs and other agencies to support Restorative Justice and believe it has positive benefits for both the victims and the individuals who commit crime.”
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