Impact of Our Work
The impact of our work has far-reaching positive benefits for all those involved. Here we explore Lincolnshire Restorative Justice Service to show a typical example of just one of our services and the wide range of benefits it offers to people across the whole of one county. We have also included some case studies to show some examples of the positive impact our work has on individual victims.
Lincolnshire Restorative Justice Service
Commissioned by PCC in April 2015 and renewed in April 2017 for a further 2 years. We set up and manage an integrated RJ service in Lincolnshire that includes:
Crime Prevention and Early Intervention
- Facilitating the on-going development of restorative processes within schools, children’s homes, prisons and other organisations across Lincolnshire.
Pre-Court (Out of Court [OOC] Disposals)
- Supporting Lincolnshire Police in the delivery of restorative elements of OOC Disposals, providing training for officers and supporting decision-making in relation to OOC Disposals.
- Supporting Lincolnshire Police and other applicable agencies in the delivery of restorative elements of Community Resolutions and the Community Remedy, providing training and supporting decision-making in relation to these.
- Co-ordinating and facilitating victim-initiated Restorative Conferences and Community Restorative Conferences, where appropriate.
- Co-ordinating and facilitating victim-initiated indirect Restorative Justice, where appropriate.
- Taking part in the multi-agency Out Of Court Disposal scrutiny panel, assisting Lincolnshire Police by advising on decision-making and use of Community Resolutions by police officers.
- Delivering our innovative “Restore” programme for young people who are first or second time shoplifters.
- Co-ordinating and facilitating victim-initiated, direct or indirect RJ, where appropriate, in relation to cases before Magistrates and Crown Courts within Lincolnshire.
- Liaising with out of area restorative services/courts where the victim is resident in Lincolnshire but the case is heard out of area.
- Co-ordinating and facilitating victim-initiated direct or indirect RJ, where appropriate, where offenders are serving custodial sentences in Lincoln Prison or North Sea Camp Prison (Boston).
- Co-ordinating and facilitating victim-initiated direct or indirect RJ, where appropriate, where offenders are serving non-custodial sentences.
- Liaising with out of area restorative services/prisons where the victim is resident in Lincolnshire but the offender serves their custodial or non-custodial sentence out of area.