Restorative justice: 5 ways to prepare yourself for a difficult conversation

Restorative justice presents a unique opportunity to resolve conflicts that relate to serious criminal acts, anti-social behaviour or smaller demeanours. However, whether it’s conducted in-person or remotely, there’s no escaping the fact that this might be one of the most difficult conversations many people are likely to have. If you’re…

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7 common restorative justice questions answered

If you’re a victim of crime and have come across the term ‘restorative justice’, you’ll doubtless have a whole bunch of questions to which you need answers. Restorative practice has proved to be a fantastic method of dealing with crime for many victims, with 85% typically coming away feeling satisfied.…

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6 concerns about restorative justice and domestic violence addressed

In January 2017, Labour MP Christina Rees asked if “there can be a place for restorative justice in domestic abuse cases alongside prosecution”. The response from Sam Gyimah, Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the Ministry of Justice, noted that although domestic abuse should, wherever possible, be prosecuted, “there can be a place…

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5 benefits of restorative practices for kids who have crossed the line

The phrase ‘criminal actions of a child’ isn’t an easy one to swallow. It sounds contradictory – incomprehensible, even. Unfortunately, it’s something the justice system has to deal with all too regularly. More worryingly, research suggests that 72% of children released from custody go on to reoffend within twelve months.…

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What you should bear in mind before meeting your offender

Meeting someone who has inflicted pain on you either mentally or physically is one of the toughest things you’ll ever do. However, if you can overcome the (entirely understandable) fear associated with such an encounter, it’s also one of the best things you’ll ever do. Restorative practices are proven to…

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