Restorative Justice Action Plan

Published: Monday, November 19th, 2012

The Government is due to announce its action plan for embedding Restorative Justice into the criminal justice system.  Everyone at Why me? is hugely excited by this very upbeat start to Restorative Justice Week here in England and Wales and hopes that this will translate into confidence and satisfaction for crime victims in every part of the country!   Here’s what Government Minister, Jeremy Wright had to say in launching the plan:

“Many victims of crime get to see sentences being passed, but it’s not always enough to help them move on with their lives. We know that around 85 per cent of victims who participated in restorative justice conferences were satisfied with the experience.”

“That’s why I want restorative justice to become something that victims feel comfortable and confident requesting at any stage of the criminal justice system.  Victims deserve access to a high standard of restorative justice no matter where they are in the country and at a time that’s right for them.

“Our action plan, published today, as well as new legislation that is currently before Parliament to allow for pre-sentence restorative justice, commits us to making this a reality.”

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