Restorative Justice gives victims the chance to meet or communicate with their offender to explain the real impact of the crime. It empowers victims by giving them a voice.
It also holds offenders to account for what they have done and helps them to take responsibility and make amends. Government research demonstrates that restorative justice provides an 85% victim satisfaction rate and a 14% reduction in the frequency of reoffending.
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 Gloucestershire is committed to promoting the use of restorative practices through facilitation, advice and by supporting others to use and develop restorative skills- visit their website.
This case study, filmed at the Restorative Gloucestershire Annual Event in 2014, tells the story of Ray and Vi and their journey to meet the young men who killed their son.