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How Do Restorative Justice Referrals Work?

There are a variety of ways that victims and offenders can be referred to Restorative Solutions. It’s important to note ...

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A Fresh Start

Welcoming in the new year is often when we look ahead and plan for the future, but it can sometimes be just as valuable ...

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Use of Restorative Justice in non-recent cases

Whilst some people want Restorative Justice almost immediately after the offence has happened, others begin the process ...

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Restorative Justice Week 2023

The third week of November each year is Restorative Justice Week, an international campaign that highlights Restorative ...

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Restorative Justice & Violent Crimes

Restorative Justice can help victims of violent crimes find closure, get answers to questions about the crime, and share...

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Restorative Justice & Hate Crime

Restorative Justice supports individuals and communities by providing victims of hate crimes and the offenders with the ...

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Restorative Justice & Cases of Sexual Abuse

Restorative Justice can be used for any crime where there’s an identifiable victim and offender, including sexual abuse ...

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Restorative Justice Outcome Agreements

In this blog we cover what an Outcome Agreement is, how they can be helpful and how they're monitored....

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Restorative Justice Practitioner and Volunteer Wellbeing

Restorative Justice cases can be complex, so it’s important that our team is well-supported. By caring for their own wel...

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What people say about Restorative Solutions

I'm so glad I am working with Restorative Justice. I don't know who would listen to me if it wasn’t for you.
A Person Harmed by Crime
Restorative Justice 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.

Case Studies

A Creeper Burglary: Restorative Justice Case Study

This was a case of an overnight “creeper” burglary in a residential area where the harmer had gained access through an u...

A Non-Recent Child Sexual Abuse: Restorative Justice Case Study

The victim in this non-recent child sexual abuse case was a 56-year-old woman called Lisa. Her father sexually abused he...

A Robbery: Restorative Justice Case Study

This Restorative Justice case saw Jamie and Ruth openly communicate in a face-to-face conference. Years before, Jamie at...

A Manslaughter: Restorative Justice Case Study

We received a referral from a Victim Liaison Officer who was working on a manslaughter case. The grandmother advised the...

A Workplace Assault: Restorative Justice Case Study

Nick worked at a clothing shop. When he noticed Glenn, a customer, shoplifting, Nick stepped in to challenge him. The po...

An Attempted Burglary: Restorative Justice Case Study

When Joanne and her husband had just gone to bed, they heard a really loud bang downstairs. They immediately thought som...

Death by Drug Overdose: A Restorative Justice Case Study

A young woman passed away after she was supplied Class A drugs. The person who supplied these drugs was convicted and se...

Firearms Offence: A Restorative Justice Case Study

The offender in this case had been suffering with issues affecting his mental health which he tried to manage with alcoh...

Fraud: A Restorative Justice Case Study

The offender defrauded a woman he was in an intimate relationship with, stealing over £50,000 over a course of months. T...

Harmful Sexual Behaviour: A Restorative Justice Case Study

The offender had sexually abused her young daughter, taking inappropriate photographs that were distributed to a third p...

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EFRJ - From Survivors to Survivors: Conversations on Restorative Justice in Cases of Sexual Violence

European Forum for Restorative Justice (EFRJ) has published ‘From Survivors to Survivors: Conversations on Restorative J...

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Restorative Justice: What Can Mediators Learn from the Practice of Other Professionals?

In a recent interview for Strathclyde University and Issue 7 of the Mediation Matters! Newsletter, Adrienne Watson met w...

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Volunteers’ Week: 3rd - 9th June 2024

Monday 3rd June to Sunday 9th June 2024 is Volunteers’ Week, a time to celebrate the amazing contributions of our volunt...

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