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President’s Charity of the Year – Bristol Children’s Help Society

                            The Bristol Children’s Help Society is a privately funded volunteer led charity that owns and runs Barton Camp our 100 bed residential children’s centre in the beautiful Mendip hills. Barton Camp operates through the year as a base where disadvantaged local children can enjoy a few … more


BLS features in Bristol Post oldest thriving companies in Bristol

Excerpt from the article: How Bristol’s oldest companies are still thriving after more than 100 years in business They include the city’s last-surviving chocolate maker a wine merchant and a tannery. Why do some companies struggle to survive beyond a year while others flourish for hundreds? Although more than 90 per cent of small companies in Britain will survive one … more


No 12, The Meeting Rooms – Conference, Meeting and Mediation Rooms for Hire

Bristol Law Society’s suite of conference and meeting rooms including a suite of mediation rooms are conveniently located in the centre between the Waterfront Area and the Old City in a modern building situated on the corner of Colston Avenue and St Stephen’s Avenue.  There are a number of large public car parks within a 5 minute walk from the … more


Interested in Restorative Justice? Find out more about the Pathfinder initiative


Bristol Law Society and Victim Support at the Bristol Crown Court are presenting an overview and update on the Pre-Sentence Restorative Justice Pathfinder from 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday 2 July at The Law Library, The Law Courts, Small Street, Bristol, BS1 1DA.

 

Bristol Crown Court is one of ten pathfinders in England and Wales that is delivering Pre-Sentence Restorative Justice.  This is a process that brings those harmed by crime and those responsible for the crime, into communication to enable everyone affected by a crime to play a part in repairing the harm and finding a positive way forward.  This pathfinder is working with cases where defendants enter a guilty plea at Bristol Crown Court for serious violent or acquisitive offences (excluding homicide, sexual offences or domestic abuse).  The restorative interventions are taking place in the period between guilty plea and sentencing, with the outcome agreements being shared with the Judge.

 

If you would like to attend or know more about the Pathfinder, please contact the project manager, Chantelle Smith, at chantelle.smith@victimsupport.org.uk or on 07508 803 349.