Monday 21st November 2016

Supporting Restorative Justice Week

Restorative Solutions CIC is supporting International Restorative Justice week (20th – 27th November 2016).  The campaign week highlights the impact that Restorative Justice can have on the victims of crime, by giving them an opportunity to have a voice within the criminal Justice system

Restorative Solutions work in partnership with more than 15 Police and Crime Commissioner around the country to support victims of crime through Restorative Justice.

Restorative Justice lets victims of crime explain directly to an offender how their actions has affected them and ask questions and to seek an explanation from the offender.

This process allows victims to feel empowered and to help them move forward with their lives. Restorative Justice does not replace Criminal Justice proceedings but works alongside it.

Restorative Solution’s Chief Executive, Gary Stephenson, said, “Restorative Justice Week gives us an opportunity to highlight the positive impact the Restorative Justice can have on the victims of crime.  Each year our team works with hundreds of people who have found themselves the victim.  Through RJ we are able to support them to have a voice and tell the offender what impact their crime has had on them.”

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For more information about Restorative Solutions,  please contact Neill Young on 07989 570388 or email neillyoung@restorativesolutions.org.uk

Notes to Editor

About Restorative Solutions

Restorative Solutions CIC is the leading provider of Restorative Justice and wider Restorative Approaches in England and Wales.

Established in 2004 by Sir Charles Pollard and Nigel Whiskin MBE as a not-for-profit Community Interest Company (CIC), we are committed to embedding restorative approaches across all communities, through delivering innovative programmes and delivering effective and quality training and services to achieve the best possible outcomes for victims and support offenders in their rehabilitation.

We work with a number of  Police and Crime Commissioners across England and Wales to develop and deliver bespoke Restorative Justice support. 

Restorative Solutions also work with other organisations, including, the NHS, Local Education Authorities, Children Services and Housing Associations to resolve conflict, address and challenge unacceptable behaviour and develop emotional literacy by using restorative approaches .

 

 

 

 

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