Restorative Justice Service

Available across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire

What is the Restorative Justice Service?

Our Restorative Justice service is one of Victims First specialist services.  It is provided by Thames Valley Restorative Justice Service (TVRJS) and helps victims achieve closure by delivering Restorative Justice options.

What is Restorative Justice (RJ)?

 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. 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.

Possibilities for restorative processes include:

 

Refer yourself or someone else to TVRJS

 If you would like to get support from our Restorative Justice Service for yourself or someone else you can do so by calling us or completing our online referral form with the details of the person who requires the support.