Hampshire RJ Services educates prisoners about Restorative Justice

On Tuesday 20th November 2018 a Restorative Justice and Reintegration Event was held at HMP Winchester to mark Restorative Justice Week 2018. Partners from a range of support service including; Restorative Solutions, Society of St James, Mediation Services, Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service, Footprints, Saints Foundation, Care after Combat, Citizens Advice, Catch22 and SSAFA were available to provide advice and information to over one hundred prisoners. 

During the lunch period, services had the opportunity to engage with partners as well as prison staff, to provide further information about their services and the availability of Restorative Justice to all victims of crime. The Police & Crime Commissioner for Hampshire attended the event alongside the new Governor of HMP Winchester and the day was also filmed by 72 Films and Roger Graef Productions who are currently filming a documentary series on the Criminal Justice System in Hampshire.

We hope that events like these will encourage more prisoners to engage with the idea of participating in Restorative Justice if the opportunity arises.

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What people say about Restorative Solutions

I'm so glad I am working with RJ. I don't know who would listen to me if it wasn’t for you.
A Person Harmed by Crime
RJ is very underrated and I certainly think we should be using it more.
A Professional who Referred Someone into our Service
Very satisfied – it’s been a great service. A worthwhile process for me and I hope for the offenders. Staff have been great and I would like to thank them.
A victim
It was the right thing to do. Both victims told me to let go of what happened. I didn't want to hear it but they both forgave me and said I should move on. I have taken that on and thought about it and I have come to terms with what happened. You've helped me significantly. It's as though my head has been lifted of a gigantic weight.
An Offender
Thanks for your time today. I feel like you understand R so well, I really hope you can help him to learn how to be happy.
Feedback from a family in East Kent
Restorative Justice offers a unique opportunity for victims and survivors to move on from and overcome the trauma that can be left with them after experiencing crime. I am exceedingly proud of the work that the team at Restorative Solutions do in supporting our community. We should always consider the needs of victims of crime and this service exemplifies that sentiment and allows so many to put behind them what can be the worst experience of their lives.
Marc Jones, Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner and Chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners.

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