Chief Executive Officer
Restorative Justice Council
Jim Simon joined the Restorative Justice Council (UK) as Chief Executive in April 2019 following 21 years’ service within education. He is an experienced head teacher, practitioner and trainer within restorative practices and has led the strategic development and implementation of restorative approaches within educational, youth and criminal justice settings.
For the past three years, Jim has chaired the Advisory Board of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Restorative Justice. Established in April 2021 to drive forward cross-party conversations on restorative justice and raise awareness about its principles, the group’s primary aims are to:
In collaboration with Howard University Washington, Jim was instrumental in establishing the Global Alliance for Restorative and Social Justice. This alliance provides him with opportunities to collaborate with a global network of likeminded individuals who are exploring the role of restorative practice in creating a more just society.
Jim is passionate about developing restorative practice in new and emerging sectors. He is currently collaborating with colleagues to implement restorative practice within forensic mental health settings and the social care sector. Jim is also interested in the wider potential for restorative practice to manage workplace conflict and as a tool to address online harms. He is currently working in partnership with Restorativ, a tech-based company, to pilot a scalable technology solution that brings restorative justice into the 21st century.
About the Restorative Justice Council
The Restorative Justice Council (RJC) was established in 1998 with the primary purpose of promoting restorative justice for the public benefit as a means of resolving conflict across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We do this by: