Restorative Justice – 20 November 2013

Restorative Justice webchat – Wednesday 20 November between 12 noon and 12.45pm

Interested in finding out more about Restorative Justice and the benefits that it can bring, or how you can put Restorative Justice at the heart of the justice process in your local area? Join us and two of the UK’s Restorative Justice leads: ACC Garry Shewan, national police lead for Restorative Justice, and Will Riley, founder of the Why Me? campaign to find out more during our webchat.

It’s our aim to increase the use of restorative justice across England and Wales and put it at the heart of the justice process. We’re hoping this webchat will give you the information you need to increase the use of restorative justice in your local area.

We will answer as many of your questions as we can, but if we don’t manage to do so in the time available we’re planning to publish answers to more popular groups of questions online few days after the chat finishes.


What is Restorative Justice?

Restorative justice is the process of bringing together those harmed by crime or conflict with those responsible for the harm, to find a positive way forward. It gives victims the chance to tell offenders the real impact of their crime, get answers to their questions and get an apology. Restorative justice holds offenders to account for what they have done. It helps them understand the real impact, take responsibility, and make amends.