Restorative Justice

What is Restorative Justice?

Restorative Justice (RJ) is about communication between victims and offenders. It empowers victims by giving them an opportunity to both ask questions of, and explain to, offenders the real impact of the crime they committed. Offenders are held to account for what they have done and encouraged to take responsibility and make amends. RJ therefore aims to increase the empowerment and wellbeing of the victim after the crime and informs the experience of the offender in planning their life for the future.

Government research demonstrates that Restorative Justice provides an 85% victim satisfaction rate and a 14% reduction in the frequency of re-offending.