Why me? asks PCC Candidates to #SignTheRJPledge
With the Police and Crime Commissioner elections approaching on the 6th of May, Why me? are asking every candidate to #SignTheRJPledge .
Restorative Justice can transform the lives of people affected by crime, giving them the chance to have their questions answered, explain the damage done by the incident and move forward. Every victim of crime with a known offender should be informed about Restorative Justice, but data from the Office of National Statistics shows that only 1 in 20 recall this happening in reality.
This isn’t good enough, and we can change it together.
Victims of crime should be able to decide for themselves whether they want to explore Restorative Justice, and be offered a referral to a restorative provider.
We are calling on PCC candidates to #SignTheRJPledge to support giving victims of crime this opportunity.
We are asking candidates to agree to “work to ensure that any victim of crime is informed about Restorative Justice, and can decide for themself if they want a referral to our Restorative provider”
Contacting your PCC
Do you support our campaign? You can help!
Find your PCC here, ask them to sign up! https://www.apccs.police.uk/find-your-pcc/
Here is a template letter if helpful: PCC letter template.
Who has signed?
Four PCCs have signed up…
Dafydd Llywelyn – Plaid Cymru PCC for Dyfed-Powys
Martin Surl – Independent PCC for Gloucestershire
Arfon Jones – Plaid Cymru PCC for North Wales
David Munro – Independent PCC for Surrey
And nine candidates running to become PCCs…
Jas Parmar – Lib Dem PCC Candidate for Bedfordshire
Nicky Massey – Labour PCC Candidate for Cambridgeshire
Mark Christie – Lib Dem PCC Candidate for Cumbria
Brian Blake – Lib Dem PCC Candidate for Devon & Cornwall
Chris Vince – Labour PCC Candidate for Essex
Andy Dunbobbin – Labour PCC Candidate for North Wales
Keith Tordoff MBE – Independent PCC Candidate for North Yorkshire
Michael Baker – Independent PCC Candidate for South Wales
Ben Twomey – Labour PCC Candidate for Warwickshire
Thank you so much for your support, which will help to give people affected by crime power over their own recovery.