The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson confirmed on 18 October that Remedi will deliver restorative justice within the West Midlands. This follows a review following an appeal against his earlier decision to award the contract to the same company.
The only public announcement we can find of this is hidden in a news article on the Commissioner’s website ostensibly about a woman stabbed 8 times by her former partner. After describing the experience of the woman going through the RJ process, the article ends by adding that the organisation who will provide the restorative justice service for the West Midlands is Remedi and it goes on:
Its Assistant Director is Christopher Hickin, he said: “Remedi is immensely proud that it is the organisation entrusted to give victims of crime in the West Midlands access to restorative justice. Having delivered restorative justice for 22 years across all forms of the criminal justice system we have seen, first hand, the impact it can have on people’s lives. It can be such an empowering process to go through. Remedi is committed to delivering a safe, local and victim centred approach and we can’t wait to get started.”
As a result, Remedi are now advertising 16 RJ jobs within the West Midlands.