Victims’ Commissioner review into Restorative Justice

Victims’ Commissioner review into Restorative Justice

The Victims’ Commissioner has completed their review into Restorative Justice (RJ).

The first report, A question of quality: a review of restorative justice Part 1 – service providers highlights what service providers said about the quality of RJ services available to victims. It found that the number of victims who had taken part in RJ was low compared to the number of individuals who became victims of crime. However, the relatively small number of participants enabled restorative justice service providers to tailor services to address victims’ needs.

The second part of the review, A question of quality: a review of restorative justice - Part 2 - Victims considers the victims’ experiences of RJ services. It found that many of the 35 victims interviewed as part of the review were satisfied they received a RJ service tailored to their needs and requirements. However, the proportion of victims offered the opportunity to participate in RJ has fallen significantly.

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