Our campaigns

Our campaigns aim to increase access to Restorative Justice for victims of crime in England and Wales. We do this by celebrating good practice, highlighting gaps, working with practitioners and decision-makers and doing our own research.

Our primary campaign at the moment is the Access to Justice project. This project looks at how Restorative Justice is under-utilised for particular crime types, and how we can increase understanding and use of it in those cases.

Access to Justice currently comprises of three projects, all of which focus on the use of Restorative Justice for hate crime.

Improving communication with victims about Restorative Justice

The most recent British Crime survey (2018/19) identified less than 5% of victims of crime recall being offered the opportunity of Restorative Justice. Understanding that some people will carry out their own research to access Restorative Justice, Why me? have carried out work to help them. We used a volunteer to play the part of a […]

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Making the Parole Board work for victims of crime

Why me? and the Parole Board have collaborated to support greater awareness of restorative justice (RJ) amongst The Parole Board Panel Members and also to increase understanding about The Parole Board process among RJ services and practitioners.

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Valuing Victims

The Valuing Victims Campaign highlights the challenges victims face in accessing Restorative Justice (RJ) and highlights and promotes good practice.

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