What would you do?
Victim meet offenders
Restorative Justice gives victims the chance to meet or communicate with offenders and to explain the real impact of crime - it empowers victims by giving them a voice. It also holds offenders to account for what they have done and helps them to take responsibility and make amends.
You will be asked if you are interested in Restorative Justice for your case. This is completely voluntary and does not affect the criminal justice process. It has been shown that such an approach helps victims cope and recover from the impact of crime, and reduces the likelihood of reoffending.
Restorative Justice is designed to work alongside the criminal justice system. It can be used at any point in the process and at a time that feels right for you. If you decide to take part in Restorative Justice you will be given the support you need and may be referred to a specialist in your local area.