Dame Vera Baird QC, the Victims’ Commissioner, has launched the 2022 Victims’ Survey. The survey should only take around...
A Robbery: Restorative Justice Case Study
Jamie hid in a female toilet and assaulted and robbed Ruth as she went into the cubicle. He was caught and sentenced to 54 months in prison.
A few years later, Ruth decided to take part in Restorative Justice with Jamie and Jamie accepted. Before the conference, Ruth and her husband were visited by trained police officers and properly prepared for the process.
The conference went well with the Restorative Justice facilitators describing it as "an emotional, impactive and productive meeting demonstrating the real benefits this kind of intervention can bring to both the victim and offender for long term resolution."
There were a lot of tears, frank explanations, and real insight into why Jamie attacked Ruth: to feed his drug habit.
Ruth and her husband even offered to give Jamie and his partner a lift home afterward and the facilitator received a text from Jamie later that day thanking the team for allowing him to participate in the impactive Restorative Justice conference!