Name of Organisation: Restorative Gloucestershire
Restorative Gloucestershire is committed to promoting the use of Restorative Practices through facilitation, advice and by supporting others to use and develop restorative skills. Restorative Gloucestershire is a group of statutory, non-statutory and voluntary sector partners that have joined with the aim of offering all people who come into contact with the criminal justice system (CJS) or who come into conflict in the community an opportunity to participate in a restorative intervention.
Restorative processes bring those harmed by crime or conflict, and those responsible for the harm, into communication, enabling everyone affected by a particular incident to play a part in repairing the harm and finding a positive way forward.
Contract Length: Awarded on an annual basis from Ministry of Justice funding and is supported until 2021 (the end of the current PCCs term of office).
Victims we are able to offer support to:
A restorative process can be used in a number of different settings where conflict has occurred, for example, schools, children’s homes, communities, across the criminal justice system, or in the workplace. Restorative processes address conflict, build understanding and strengthen relationships with people. They give harmed people/victims the chance to tell offenders the real impact of their crime, to get answers to their questions, and a chance for harm caused to be repaired. It lets harmers/offenders understand the real impact of what they’ve done, to take responsibility and make amends. Restorative Justice holds harmers to account for what they have done, personally and directly, and helps those harmed to get on with their lives.
Restorative practice includes using these processes formally (for example, a restorative justice conference involving victims and offenders, or in a care home following an incident of harm), or informally, in the course of daily work (for example as used by a police officer to deal with low level crime on the beat, or a teacher, to manage a conflict between young people in the classroom).
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