What We Do:

  • We’re a networking centre seeking to raise awareness of restorative practice and to promote collaboration among practitioners and RJ supporters

  • We work with institutions who are interested in embedding restorative practice into their organisation culture, offering advice and support

  • We’re keen to promote access to restorative interventions, whether through ourselves or others

Mint House Trustees:

Myra Blyth

Myra Blyth

In her work as a chaplain Myra is committed to promoting restorative practices as a means of transforming institutional culture and resolving conflict. Current research involves interviewing offenders, victims and facilitators on the meaning and place of forgiveness (if any) in RJ conferences

Rosie Chadwick

Rosie Chadwick

Rosie uses her experience of strategy and business development to help us shape our plans and turn them into action. Whilst the laptop rests, Rosie takes to the garden to unwind and potter - otherwise you can find her poring over Mourinho's latest transfer deals.

Geoff Emerson

Geoff Emerson

Geoff worked in Probation for many years and introduced restorative justice to enable those who had caused harm, and those who had suffered harm to be able to move forward. Geoff now works with the Mint House to make restorative justice more available to those who may find it helpful. 

Kathryn Rowsell

Kathryn Rowsell

Kathryn is an experienced practitioner with over 18 years' experience of working within criminal justice organisations. She currently works for SAFE! Support for Young People Affected by Crime and will be completing her doctoral studies focusing on the experiences of young witnesses in Court. When she isn't working Kathryn loves traveling and is a keen gym goer!

Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor

Michael is an Emeritus Professor of Social Theology at the University of Birmingham and former Director of Christian Aid. He has a particular interest in using the insights of faith traditions (mainly Christianity) to inform social policy, especially in the area of poverty reduction and human development. He recently joined a research team at Regent’s Park College, in the University of Oxford, exploring Restorative Justice policy and practice.

Pete Wallis

Pete Wallis

Pete has worked in the field of restorative justice for 16 years with the Youth Justice Service. He is passionate about the benefits that restorative justice can bring to individuals and communities, and delighted to support the Mint House in its vision that restorative justice should be available to everyone where there is conflict.

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Mint House Friends and Supporters:

Sue Haslehurst

Sue Haslehurst

Sue works as a restorative justice facilitator and is interested in practical peacemaking. She has experience of mediation in neighbour disputes and in churches and has delivered training on handling conflict well in churches. She enjoys walking and spent a week walking from her old front door in Tottenham to her new front door in Oxford.

Grace Watkins

Grace Watkins

Grace is a DPhil student in History at the University of Oxford. She has worked with a variety of organizations developing non-carceral responses to harm.

Angie Kaye

Angie Kaye

Angie provides restorative justice throughout the Thames Valley. She's had a lifelong interest in justice and resolution. Prior to this she worked for 12 years as a documentary film maker for the BBC covering human rights issues around the world.