Restorative Justice is a voluntary process that allows victims and offenders to communicate and move forwards positively to repair the harm caused. Restorative Justice is an entirely voluntary process and is facilitated by our trained staff. Research has found that the majority of victims who take part in a Restorative Justice intervention are satisfied with the outcome and have increased levels of confidence in the Criminal Justice System.
VFN can offer Restorative Justice to both individuals and businesses affected by crime.
Restorative Justice can take a number of forms including:
- Restorative Conference – a supervised face to face meeting so all parties can express their feelings around the offence
- Shuttle Mediation – Mediation via a third party to help you communicate your thoughts and feelings without meeting the offender face-to-face
- Letter of apology – A letter written by the offender apologising to you for their behaviour
- Reparation – a specific piece of work that benefits you
- Indirect Mediation – expressing your feelings via video/audio
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