Complex and Sensitive Cases benefiting from RJ
Why me? is continuing to grow a reputation for delivery of high quality Restorative Justice for complex and sensitive cases.
Last year we were engaged by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent and received the following endorsement for our work:
A professional and thorough RJ service delivered by ‘Why me?’ in 2016 with a positive outcome for the victim achieved. Great communications throughout which enabled me to be reassured that the service was delivering value for money whilst not compromising the needs of the victim. I would recommend Why me? to support with other complex cases in the future.
Positive recognition from Police and Crime Commissioners on the value of Restorative Justice will help widen the access to more victims in the future.
Taking the RJ message to a wider audience
Increasing awareness of the value and accessibly of RJ is one our main campaigning aims. Our Director, Lucy Jaffe, has written an article for the Huffington Post posing the question:
If you were the victim of a crime would you want to be able look the person who caused you harm in the eye and ask ‘Why me?
If you missed it you can read the article here:
We’ve also taken the message to airwaves with BBC Radio Five Live featuring an interview with a Victims Ambassador on their flagship morning show.
Broadcaster Emma Barnett interviewed ‘Jay’, whose mother was murdered. Ten years on, she met him in a Restorative Justice (RJ) conference. ‘Jay’ explained why she wanted to do it, how the process worked and, very movingly, how it has benefited her.
On the same programme Dame Vera Baird, PCC for Northumbria and Victim Lead for PCCs, was challenged about the reasons why RJ is not made more easily available to victims.
The interview is available to listen to as a Podcast until 10th March:
To make a referral or find out more about our Service, contact Restorative Justice Coordinator Claire Dodds please on firstname.lastname@example.org and 020 3096 7708