Why me? given Victims’ Fund grant from MOPAC
Why me? are delighted to be in receipt of Victims’ Fund grant from the London Mayor’s Office of Policing and Crime to promote the voices of victims and people affected by crime.
Our charity was established by a victim of crime who was burgled and assaulted in his home, who then met the man who committed the crime in a Restorative Justice meeting. That encounter in HMP Pentonville in 2002 transformed both men’s lives. Will Riley, the victim, was able to return home without fear, and Peter Woolf, the man who committed this offence and many others, has not committed another offence to this day.
We are pleased that the Mayor has recognised the importance of Restorative Justice in transforming lives and tackling crime. Through this one year project we will be working with people with lived experience of Restorative Justice to promote their experience, to enable them to shape policy, and to do that in a safe and supported way.
You can find out more about Why me? and Restorative Justice here.
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