Victims of crime in the Thames Valley have become amongst the first in England to be able to routinely ask for the opportunity to open up communication with their offenders.
Restorative justice is the process that brings those harmed by crime, and those responsible for the harm, into communication, enabling everyone affected by a particular incident to play a part in repairing the harm and finding a positive way forward.
Restorative justice offers victims an opportunity to be heard and to have a say. It can provide a means of closure and enable the victim to move on with their life – sometimes after many years have passed.
One victim in Thames Valley who took part said: “Restorative justice has not only given me the tools to resolve a lot of pain, but it gave me the key to a functional life.”
The service is funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner and open to anyone who has been a victim of a crime, whether they reported it to the police or not. Witnesses and family members of victims can also access the service. If you would like to find out more, please get in touch. All information shared will be treated in the strictest confidence.
Find out more from: firstname.lastname@example.org or on: 01844 202001
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