Restorative justice action plan 2012

The Home Office's Restorative Justice web page outlines the Government's Restorative Justice Strategy. Restorative justice provides an opportunity for victims, offenders and sometimes representatives of the community to communicate about an offence and how to repair the harm caused. Victim participation is always voluntary, and offenders need to have admitted some responsibility for the harm they have caused. This can lead to the offender making reparation - either to the victim, if the victims wishes, or the wider community, for example by repairing property, cleaning premises and removing graffiti.

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