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Contact-2-Contact is a specialised training and advisory company providing professional services to organisations in the public and private sectors dealing with restorative practices, community safety and the reduction of crime and anti-social behaviour.  The company is a member of the Restorative Justice Council and a Corporate member of the Chartered Institute of Housing

Educated in Cardiff and at University in Bristol, Managing Director, Joseph Mullis, has vast experience of strategic and operational community safety management training  throughout the UK  and has applied his skills with Local Authorities,  Educational Services, the Police, Registered Social Landlords, Criminal Prosecution Service, Procurator Fiscal, Youth Offending Teams and Legal Experts.

Joe is an experienced restorative justice trainer and specialist advisor ensuring service improvement and delivery, promoting best practice with positive behavioural change and has a wide knowledge of the criminal justice and civil justice systems.

 

Simon Evans has worked within the criminal and social justice sectors for twenty years, first training in Children & Families Social Work in the 1980’s.  Simon worked within the Children’s residential sector for eight years before becoming a children’s services manager in Liverpool.  In this time he trained in Restorative Justice and developed family group conferencing in the North West region.

Simon joined Sefton Youth Offending Team in the late 1990’s as senior practitioner for Restorative Justice; he oversaw the implementation of Referral Orders and established the Youth Offender Panels across the Borough.  He was the architect of The Sefton Centre for Restorative Practice, the first of its kind in the United Kingdom.

Simon was appointed as the first project manager for the Government pilot Community Justice Centre in North Liverpool, based upon the Community Court in Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York, USA.  This project was a tri-lateral project between the Home Office, Department for Constitutional Affairs and Crown Prosecution Service.  He worked with the Centre for Court Innovation in New York with the implementation of the project.

Over the last 20 years he has facilitated over 700 community and family restorative justice conferences.  Other restorative practices include serious crime conferencing.

He specialises in delivering training programmes for Restorative Justice.  These include:  Community and  Family Group Conferencing, Sentencing Circles, Peer Court Implementation, Victim Inclusion and Community Engagement.

Simon has developed innovative training programmes in restorative justice including training young people to deliver RJ in community justice and in schools.

 

David Chambers has extensive experience in the UK Civil Service.  He recently retired from a career spanning 35 years in Her Majesty’s Government culminating in  a senior position with the Ministry of Justice.   He has in-depth knowledge of community justice and has taken the lead in a number of projects and programmes from inception through to delivery.  He was the national programme manager for the Community Justice Programme for England and Wales.

He has worked with colleagues from the USA and the Netherlands in developing and managing key Government projects and was a finalist in Public Servant of the year awards in 2001.

He is an accredited PRINCE2 practitioner with strong business analysis and process mapping skills.  He is also an Office of Government Commerce accredited Gateway (High Risk project) reviewer, and has many years experience in project recovery and project development and delivery.   Among other responsibilities he reviewed the Enforcement provision in the Ministry of Justice.

Working with the Community Justice programme David developed and delivered the model for the Liverpool Community Justice Centre and initiated the delivery of 10 pilot projects that followed.  Key elements of the work developed in this programme are now found in mainstream court business, for example: Criminal Justice: Simple, Speedy Summary  (CJSSS).

He has worked with colleagues from across the Criminal Justice System including senior Judiciary, Ministers and senior officials.

Most recently he has worked with NACRO the crime reduction charity, to develop business  programmes and has knowledge of Third Sector involvement in this business area.

In his spare time David is involved with his local community as a councillor, member of the local youth panel and also in actively involved in his community radio station.

 

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