Restorative justice information packs

The Restorative Justice Council has published four information packs to help criminal justice professionals to make greater use of restorative justice within their work. 

Jon Collins, July 2014

Jon Collins, November 2014

Restorative justice champions portfolio

Restorative justice champions will help the RJC raise awareness of the benefits of restorative justice by promoting it in their sector or region, and supporting victims and communities interested in restorative justice.

Evidence supporting the use of restorative justice

The evidence

Restorative justice works.  The evidence shows that restorative justice meets the needs of victims and reduces the frequency of reoffending.

Resources for victims

If you have been a victim of crime and are considering restorative justice, you are likely to have questions about what it will involve and why it might work for you. The RJC has developed these resources to help answer some of your questions.

Ed and Rumbie's story

When Ed and Rumbie were burgled two weeks after moving into their flat, their optimism about their new life together was ruined. As part of a pre-sentence restorative justice trial, they were given the opportunity to meet their offender at Pentonville prison. 

The Woolf Within - Peter & Will's story

Peter Woolf and Will Riley speak about their experience of restorative justice in the powerful short film The Woolf Within.

Jo's story

Jo was raped by a boy she knew. Determined not to let the attack destroy her life, Jo sought a meeting with her attacker. She explains how crucial the 'gift' she shared through the restorative meeting was in regaining power and enabling her to move on.

Henry's story

Henry became addicted to drugs at age 14, eventually resorting to theft to fund his habit and manipulating a vulnerable friend into helping him steal. He talks about the moment he met with one of his victims and faced up to what he had done - to himself, to his friend, and to his victims - and how he vowed never to go back to how he was.