What is Restorative Justice?
Restorative Justice allows people affected by crime to communicate with the person responsible, often with the aim of a face to face meeting.
This gives them the chance to talk about the incident. They can explain how it has impacted them, seek assurances that it won’t happen again, and agree on how to put things right. This is what many people affected by crime want, which is why 85% of victims who go through Restorative Justice are satisfied with the experience. Restorative Justice also leads to a significant drop in re-offending, as it helps people who have committed crimes to recognise the harm they have caused. Restorative practice can also be used to address non-criminal harm.
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