PM backs Restorative Justice!

Published: Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Less than month now until polling day in the 2017 General Election and the campaign focus is moving beyond the confines of Brexit into wider policy areas such as justice.

On a recent campaign visit to Mansfield in Nottinghamshire the Prime Minister, and former Home Secretary, was supportive of Nottinghamshire Police’s plans to look at rolling out Restorative Justice for victims of knife crime and their perpetrators.

The regional newspaper the Nottingham Post reported the Prime Minister referring to the “huge impact” Restorative Justice can have on changing offenders’ behaviours:

Speaking to the Post, Mrs May said: “Restorative justice has been around for quite a few years and it tends to be used for lower level crime but it can be used for a variety of crimes, but you have to do it properly and you have to be careful about how you do it. And the victim has to be absolutely willing to undertake that.

“But of course what has been seen in a number of areas is that the perpetrator actually coming face to face with the impact of what they have done can have a huge impact on them in terms of them not offending in the future.”

The article can be read in full via this link:

Will Restorative Justice feature in the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat manifestos? We will be analysing each party manifesto as it is published this week and sharing a summary on the news page.

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