Thames Valley Partnership
‘protecting victims, supporting offenders and their families’
The Thames Valley Partnership works in partnership with the statutory, private and voluntary sectors to provide long-term sustainable solutions to the problems of crime and social exclusion. We work to protect victims and reintegrate offenders. Our strength is in collaborative working and integrated approaches across sectors, particularly linking Criminal Justice services to voluntary sector and Local Authority providers.
Our broad spectrum of work includes programmes around the needs of families of offenders, work in the field of domestic abuse, support for victims, restorative justice, community cohesion, mental health issues, early interventions & initiatives around young people and arts related projects.
Find out more about the different aspects of Our Work.
A multi-agency conference, Exploring Restorative Justice in Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Cases, will be held on the 18th November 2015 at the Unipart Centre, Garsington Road, Oxford, OX4 2PG.
The conference aims to elicit discussion amongst professionals across all disciplines, inform delegates, share good practice and disseminate the latest research. All details, including booking process and agenda, are contained in the attached Event Information. The cost of the conference is £35 for voluntary/not for profit and £50 for statutory agencies. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
If you are a music lover you may be interested to learn that the acclaimed New Mozart Orchestra will be performing at Bucks New University on the 10th October. The evening’s repertoire will include such favourites as ‘Peter and the Wolf’ and as some of the proceeds from the event will be donated to our very own New Leaf programme that is another good reason to buy a ticket!
See the attached NMO Flyer for more information.
RJ Administrator (Victim Support)
Accredited and renowned for high quality RJ interventions, TVRJS is seeking an exceptional administrator to support the work of services for victims in the Thames Valley, working in partnership with Victim Support. This role is offered on a fixed term contract for 12 months (subject to review and possible extension). It is part-time (0.5 full time equivalent, paid on NJC pay scale point 24 – salary is pro-rata £21,530 (FTE)), funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner, Thames Valley.
Closing date for applications: 5pm Friday 16th October and interviews will be held on Wednesday 28th October at the Bracknell Victim Support Office. Download a Job Description and an Application Form or contact Bron Jones on 01844 202001.
Despite the recent downpours, Partnership staff still managed to dodge the rain and enjoy a social gathering at The Pheasant Pub in Brill. Fun was had by all and apart from the excellent food the team got the chance to demonstrate their skill (or not !!) with a game of Aunt Sally, the traditional English throwing game in which players throw sticks or battens at a ‘dolly’).
Engaging with creative activity has been shown to have a positive impact on self-esteem and self-image, often steering participants towards more positive life decisions. Our Modelling Change project uses the creative arts to engage and empower girls aged 16 to 19 in the Oxfordshire area, through the agencies and organisations that support them. Skilled artist facilitators lead a mix of arts based activities and workshops on a weekly basis. Sessions continue until Spring 2016 and participants can join at any time – please contact Judy Munday for more information and a referral form email@example.com
Read the latest Criminal Justice Joint Inspection report on Girls in the Criminal Justice System here
Don’t forget to visit the new Thames Valley Restorative Justice Service (TVRJS) website!