If you’ve been affected by crime, you might be offered the opportunity to take part in a restorative justice meeting, or conference.
Restorative justice (RJ) is an approach to trying to deal with the harm caused by crime and other conflicts. It involves bringing together victims and offenders to help you find answers, and to help the offender to fit back into society. Research shows many people find restorative justice helps them to move on with their lives after experiencing crime. It can also reduce the frequency of reoffending.
Restorative justice is a completely voluntary process and will only take place with the permission of participants.