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Volunteers’ Week: 3rd - 9th June 2024

Monday 3rd June to Sunday 9th June 2024 is Volunteers’ Week, a time to celebrate the amazing contributions of our volunteers.

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Restorative Justice & Harmful Sexual Behaviour: A Commentary

Tony Walker, Director of Practice Delivery, spoke to NOTA News about the use of Restorative Justice following cases of harmful sexual behaviour. Read the full article here.

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What are Restorative Justice preparation meetings?

Preparation meetings are an important part of Restorative Justice, when trained facilitators can identify the specifics of what an individual wants and expects from their participation in the process.

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Making Restorative Justice Accessible

It’s important that accessibility restrictions don’t impact anyone’s ability to participate in Restorative Justice. There are a number of steps we take to make sure that our Restorative Justice service is accessible to those who need it.

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Restorative Justice and Mental Health

Being involved in a crime can have a negative impact on an individual’s mental health. Some people find it beneficial to talk about the incident with the person who harmed them, or who they harmed.

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How Do Restorative Justice Referrals Work?

There are a variety of ways that victims and offenders can be referred to Restorative Solutions. It’s important to note that as Restorative Justice is voluntary, both parties have to agree to participate for the process to go ahead.

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A Fresh Start

Welcoming in the new year is often when we look ahead and plan for the future, but it can sometimes be just as valuable to use this time to reflect on the past. The beginning of a new year is the opportunity for a fresh start, and to address things that are weighing on our minds.

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Use of Restorative Justice in non-recent cases

Whilst some people want Restorative Justice almost immediately after the offence has happened, others begin the process years down the line.

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Restorative Justice Week 2023

The third week of November each year is Restorative Justice Week, an international campaign that highlights Restorative Justice and the organisations that facilitate the process.

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Restorative Justice & Violent Crimes

Restorative Justice can help victims of violent crimes find closure, get answers to questions about the crime, and share the impact of the incident with the offender.

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Restorative Justice & Hate Crime

Restorative Justice supports individuals and communities by providing victims of hate crimes and the offenders with the chance to discuss the incident.

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Restorative Justice & Cases of Sexual Abuse

Restorative Justice can be used for any crime where there’s an identifiable victim and offender, including sexual abuse crimes.

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Case Studies

A Racially Aggravated Public Order Offence

An Asian shopkeeper was verbally abused by the offender. This was a Police referral and the Restorative Justice c...

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Addressing Violence Within a Family

K contacted the Kent and Medway Restorative Justice Service following a serious violent episode carried out on her and her husband (P) by their ado...

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Assault At A Music Festival

Elizabeth was at her first music festival when she was attacked by a total stranger. She suffered bruising to her face and was badly shaken up. The...

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Assault Case

Kev received a conditional caution after he assaulted a stranger on a night out. As part of the conditional caution, he was required to have a disc...

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Fatal Collision: Sister Meets Driver Who Killed Her Brother

Many people would keep the deceased’s family and offender apart, leaving questions unanswered, shame unexplored, and bitterness to cause stress a...

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Lucy's Story

Lucy took part in Restorative Justice seven years after her ex-partner violently attacked her, and bravely shared her story with why-me.org...

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What People Say About Restorative Justice

The facilitators have been wonderful. I feel stronger than I did. I would really recommend Restorative Justice.

Mrs Wilson

I actually appreciated how quick the process happened.

Mr Atkinson, victim.

It was an opportunity to help the offender reform.

Mr Bird, victim.

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