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Emma's story

After leaving an abusive relationship, Emma was abducted and raped by her former partner. Here, she talks about how restorative justice helped her to regain control and rebuild her life after the attack. 

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Emma's story

Emma's story makes harrowing reading. After leaving an abusive relationship, she was abducted and raped by her former partner. Here, she talks about how restorative justice helped her to regain control and rebuild her life after the attack.

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Ruth's story

When Ruth awoke to find her home being burgled, with her granddaughter in the house, she no longer felt safe in her own home. Meeting her burglar and finding a mutual understanding helped her move on.

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Luke’s story

Luke confronted a group of young people after they threw stones at his scooter while he was out delivering pizzas. Here he explains how restorative justice enabled him to have a positive impact on the life of one of his attackers by getting him to consider to implications of his actions. 

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Anti-Semitic hate crime and restorative justice

Hate crime is on the rise, prompting the government to publish an updated Hate Crime Action Plan in July. Among other things, the Action Plan aims to ‘improve support for victims’ and the RJC is exploring what role restorative justice can play in achieving this. This article focuses on a particular case in Manchester, where the police used restorative justice in response to a hate crime incident and was previously featured in issue 58 of Resolution. 

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Resolution #58 Autumn 2016

The Autumn edition of the RJC’s magazine Resolution is available now! This issue features:

  • Andrew and Rea's story
  • Anti-Semitic hate crime and restorative justice
  • Suzanne's story
  • Using restorative justice for revenge pornography 
  • Why should health agencies refer to restorative justice?

And much more. Members - log in to download your copy now.

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Why should health agencies refer to restorative justice?

‘Victim wellbeing’ is a phrase often linked to restorative justice, but what does that look like in practice? In this article, Greg Smith (restorative justice development manager at Thames Valley Restorative Justice Service (TVRJS)), Diana Batchelor (PhD researcher at Oxford University, and independent evaluation researcher for TVRJS) and Becci Seaborne (assistant director for restorative justice at TVRJS) consider why – and how – restorative justice could become a default option for health service providers.

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Waseem's Story

After an armed robbery at his home, Waseem was left feeling scared and vulnerable. But when Waseem discovered that the offenders were teenagers, his anger turned into a need to find out why they had done it. Here, he talks about how restorative justice allowed him to get answers to his questions.

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