Restorative Justice conferences are directed by judges.
- Resolves crime by focusing on redressing the harm experienced by victims.
- Aims to put things right for people who have been victims of crime.
- Puts the people most affected by crime at the heart of the justice system.
- Offenders take responsibility and offer to put things right for victims.
- Puts emphasis on taking accountability and repairing harm caused by offending.
At the conference
- Victims can tell the offender how they have been affected, have a say in how the harm can be repaired and begin to resolve some of the effects of the offence.
- Offenders can apologise directly to the victim and hear about the impact of their actions.
- Offenders take responsibility and take part in deciding how the harm can be repaired.
Participation is voluntary and you can withdraw at any time.