Restorative Justice gives victims the chance to tell offenders the real impact of their crime, and to get answers to their questions. It gives the offenders the chance to understand the real impact of what they’ve done and to do something to repair the harm. Restorative Justice holds offenders to account for what they have done, personally and directly, and helps victims to get on with their lives.
Restorative Gloucestershire is a group of statutory and voluntary sector partners that have joined with the aim of offering all people who come into contact with the criminal justice system (CJS) an opportunity to participate in a restorative intervention. If you have been a victim of crime, and the offender has admitted guilt for the offence, you may be able to let them know how you have been affected and get answers to any questions you have. Likewise, if you are an offender (or family member that thinks this is fitting) you may be able let the victim know that you wish to explain and apologise through correspondence with the RJ unit. This may be done by letters or in a face to face meeting.
All correspondence is confidential and any meetings thoroughly risk assessed. No personal information is passed without permission.
Please see the website www.restorativegloucestershire.co.uk for more information or contact:
Rebecca Beard (Restorative Justice Project Manager) on 01452 754542 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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