Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner Encourages Restorative Justice

Tuesday 10th September 2019

The Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner, Jane Kennedy, is working with Restorative Solutions to offer restorative justice services to victims of crime across Merseyside. 

Through Victim Care Merseyside, support is being offered to people harmed by crime, by bringing them into contact with those responsible for the harm. Commissioner Kennedy highlighted the collaboration with Restorative Solutions in a Facebook post, outlining the services which Merseyside Police and Restorative Solutions will be offering:

“Becoming a victim of crime is often a traumatic experience. You may feel that your life has been turned upside down, and what was once normal and familiar no longer feels safe.

Restorative Justice can change this.

Restorative justice brings together people harmed by crime or conflict with those responsible for the harm, to find a positive way forward. It aims to give victims a voice.

It gives victims a chance to explain to offenders the real impact of their crime, to get answers to their questions. It allows victims to ask 'why me?' and provides them with the opportunity to challenge the offender’s behaviour.

Jane is working with Restorative Solutions to offer this service across Merseyside. It's already being used to great effect and it's available to you too.”

Victims of crime in Merseyside can find out more about Victim Care Merseyside by visiting their website.

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