INTRODUCING OUR MAKE AMENDS TEAM 

We are privileged to have an experienced and passionate team working across a range of Restorative Justice cases and specialisms.  
 



Lucy Evans – Service Manager

Based in Torbay, Lucy joined the team in July 2021 and is responsible for the running of the Make Amends service.

"I have worked for Shekinah for over 5 years, as Project Manager of Endeavour House, and I now feel incredibly lucky to be working within the Make Amends team. They are a group of passionate, skilled individuals who, by using a restorative approach to conflict resolution, can help to bring about healing, accountability, and justice." 


 

Aisa Withey – Service Co-ordinator

Aisa joined the team in April 2015 and is based in Torbay. Aisa is a Senior Practitioner as well as Co-ordinator which involves managing referrals, volunteers and the delivery of training.  

“I really believe in the power of Restorative Justice. How it can leave people feeling empowered and like their needs have been met. It allows people to take responsibility and to be able to move forward in a positive way.”  


 

Clare Stirling – Team Administrator

Clare joined the team in September 2020 and is based in Plymouth. Clare assists the team with a range of administration support and assists in gathering feedback from those who have been through the restorative justice process.  


 

Jenna O-Connor – Senior Practitioner

Based in Plymouth, Jenna joined the team in January 2018. Jenna is an experienced restorative justice practitioner and leads in domestic abuse cases.  

“I have seen the real impact restorative justice can have on peoples’ lives and believe everyone has a right to have their voice heard and to feel supported and safe in doing so.”   




Gemma Leeming – Senior Practitioner

Gemma joined the team in February 2018. Gemma is an experienced restorative justice practitioner and leads in working with female offenders. Gemma also leads in covering cases in Cornwall.   

“I feel privileged to be part of the Restorative Justice approach and to witness the incredible results from people coming together so positively in Devon and Cornwall to make amends, despite what they have been through.” 


 

Eleonora Russo – Senior Practitioner

Based in Torbay, Eleonora joined the team in August 2020. Eleonora is an experienced restorative justice practitioner and leads in working with young people and in the area of mental health.

“I’m passionate about justice, equality and mental health. I believe in the power of self-awareness, authenticity and love as deep interconnection between humans and other species on the planet.” 

 



Charlotta Gare – Senior Practitioner

Based in Torbay, Charlotta joined the team in October 2019. Charlotta is an experienced restorative justice practitioner and leads in working with male prisoners and those with substance misuse and learning disabilities.  

“I really feel lucky to work as a Senior Restorative Justice Practitioner for Make Amends.” 

Emma Leeman – Restorative Justice and Family Practitioner

Based in Plymouth, Emma joined the Make Amends team in May 2021 with a focus on practising restorative justice in family settings.

“I am very passionate about being able to empower individuals by enabling them to take control of their own lives by providing them with a quality service.”

Jess Keast-Towns – Restorative Justice and Family Practitioner

Based in Torbay, Jess joined the Make Amends team in May 2021 with a focus on practising restorative justice in family settings.

“My role as RJ & Family Practitioner with Make Amends, along with my co-location with Torquay Police, enables me to provide the best possible service to those harmed by crime or conflict, and those who caused the harm.”

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