Restorative Justice

What is Restorative Justice?

Restorative Justice (RJ) is a powerful and effective voluntary process which gives you, the victim, the chance to explain to the offender the impact that their crime has had on you. It will only happen if the victim and the offender both want to take part and a trained facilitator decides that it's safe.

RJ may involve a conference, where a victim meets their offender face to face. Sometimes, when this is not the right choice for you, the victim and offender can communicate via letters, recorded interviews or video instead. It's a process which puts you in control and gives you the opportunity to seek answers from your offender.

Watching the video below will help to give you an idea of what a conference is like.

We've also put together an FAQ which we hope will answer most of your questions, but if there's anything else you'd like to ask you can contact your local RJ hub using the contact details on the right hand side of this page.



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