Established in 2004 by Sir Charles Pollard and Nigel Whiskin MBE, Restorative Solutions is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company (CIC) committed to supporting commissioners and frontline restorative practitioners by creating and managing innovative programmes, delivering training and services to enable the use of Restorative Justice and wider Restorative Practice.
Restorative Justice gives victims of crime an opportunity to meet or communicate with the offender to discuss the impact of the crime; which can bring a sense of closure and understanding. We work nationally and locally with organisations to make restorative approaches accessible to all.
Restorative Solutions offers a leading edge, innovative and responsive service, focussed on the needs of all the individuals, groups and agencies involved, delivered by well trained and supported professional staff and volunteers, equipped to be collaborative, effective and efficient. Our national supervision and support is second to none, building the skills of our own staff and partners. We draw upon accredited training schemes and reputable, professional key staff. We apply this knowledge to produce safe practice, responsiveness to users’ needs, and self-reliant, effective, efficient and professional service delivery. We are decisive in providing safe Restorative Approaches, accessible to all, responsive to the evolving needs of clients and service commissioners and clear on the outcomes you and we seek in reducing harm and conflict, securing positive outcomes.
Restorative Justice has a proven, significant impact in supporting victims of crime 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, Restorative Justice 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. Research shows that Restorative Justice reduces reoffending and helps to reduce harm in our community. In this way, Restorative Justice 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 members of society.