Ministry of Justice evaluation: implementing restorative justice schemes (Crime Reduction Programme) summary

From 2001, the government funded a £7 million seven-year research programme looking into three restorative justice schemes: CONNECT, the Justice Research Consortium (JRC) and REMEDI. 

This paper summarises the results, including that:

Restorative justice evidence: What do we know – where are the gaps?

This 2013 seminar, organised by the Restorative Justice Council and The Forgiveness Project with the Ministry of Justice, explored the evidence base for restorative justice and where the gaps in our knowledge lie.

Restorative Justice for Young Adults: Factoring in Maturity and Facilitating Desistance

This 2013 report found ways in which immaturity among young adults can affect restorative justice practice.

Restorative Justice Conferencing Using Face-to-Face Meetings of Offenders and Victims: Effects on Offender Recidivism and Victim Satisfaction. A Systematic Review

By Heather Strang, Lawrence W Sherman, Evan Mayo-Wilson, Daniel Woods and Barak Ariel.

National Evaluation of the Youth Justice Board's Restorative Justice Projects

This 2004 report is based on an evaluation of 46 restorative justice projects which were funded by the Youth Justice Board.

Evaluation of the Northern Ireland Youth Conference Service

National Evaluation of the Restorative Justice in Schools Programme

This 2004 report explores the levels of victimisation, bullying and robbery in 26 schools (20 secondary and six primary), the restorative justice approaches introduced, participants' (victims' and offenders') satisfaction, the short- and long-term effects of the programme and whether restorative

Restorative justice: the evidence – Professor Lawrence Sherman and Dr Heather Strang

This 2007 report reviews a wealth of restorative justice evidence from the UK and abroad.

Ministry of Justice evaluation: implementing restorative justice schemes (Crime Reduction Programme) third phase report

This third report from the evaluation of three schemes from the Centre for Criminological Research at the University of Sheffield showed that 85% of victims and 80% of offenders were satisfied with their experience of a restorative justice conference. 

Philosophical Legal Aspects of Changing the Dominant Understanding of the Law as a Requirement for Implementing Restorative Justice in Ukraine

This is the first philosophical article about law and restorative justice ever written by a Ukrainian prosecutor (Oleksii Geselev), following August 2008's obligatory recommendations from the General Prosecutor of Ukraine to apply victim-offender mediation programmes and expand alternatives to cr