What is Restorative Justice?

Restorative Justice is provided across the UK by Restorative Solutions.

Restorative Justice offers victims an opportunity to be heard, to ask questions of the offender, and to have their say in the resolution of the harm caused. Research shows that Restorative Justice reduces reoffending and helps to reduce harm in our community.

RJ has a proven, significant impact in supporting victims in achieving closure and allowing them to move on with their lives. 85% of victims who have participated in Restorative Justice would recommend it to others. For offenders, RJ provides an opportunity to face the consequences of their actions, recognising the impact that their offending behaviour has had upon others and, where possible, make amends. In this way, RJ has the potential to help rehabilitate offenders and support them in addressing their offending behaviour. It has the potential to motivate them to change and become responsible, law abiding and productive members of society.

So, if you’ve been the victim of a crime, Restorative Justice might be for you. If you’d like to find out more, get in touch with your local Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner by following this link: http://www.apccs.police.uk/fin... and they will be able to tell you more about Restorative Justice services in your area.

Alternatively, contact us and we can give you information about services in your area.

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