News

We are hiring!

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

Why me? are recruiting for a new role. If you are passionate about Restorative Justice and meet the criteria for the job then we’d love to hear from you. Title: Restorative Justice Development Officer Salary: £30,000 p/a Hours: Full time, 35 hours/week Deadline: 5th January 2021 Interviews: 12th/13th January 2021 How to Apply: Send a […]

How does race inequality play out in Restorative Justice?

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

A blog by Why me? Director Lucy Jaffé I came across a book recently, Colorizing Restorative Justice, which challenged my perspective on Restorative Justice, its potential to do good, and the dangers of perpetuating racial injustice. This collection of essays asks how race inequality plays out in Restorative Justice and explores what can be done to […]

Virtual Restorative Justice Seminar

Friday, November 13th, 2020

Following the publication of our Virtual Restorative Justice: Good Practice Guide Why me? have organised a one-time seminar to share and discuss how to deliver online Restorative Justice effectively. With remote-working likely to be the norm for a while longer, restorative providers need to adapt to these new circumstances. This seminar will help you to […]

Q&A with Tehmina Kazi for #HateCrimeAwarenessWeek

Friday, October 16th, 2020

Tehmina Kazi is the Development Officer at Why me?. She has worked in fields linked to hate crime throughout her career, and initially joined our team to work on our hate crime projects. She answers questions below about her experience with hate crime and the power of Restorative Justice as a response.   1) Tell me […]

Why me? publishes Virtual Restorative Justice: Good practice guide

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Why me? have published a new guidance paper: Virtual Restorative Justice: Good Practice Guide. This paper goes into detail about everything a facilitator needs to know when managing a restorative process online, with embedded video clips to demonstrate our points. It covers a wide range of subjects, including: Using an administrator to support facilitators with […]

Thinking differently about Restorative Justice for survivors of domestic abuse

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

This is a blog by Sarah Boylan, who wrote her Masters Thesis at Oxford University on the use of Restorative Justice in cases of domestic abuse.

We’re Hiring: External Evaluator

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

Why me? are looking for an external evaluator for Project Articulate: Widening access to Restorative Justice for victims of crime with English as an additional language (EAL). Project Articulate aims to open up restorative options to victims of crime for whom English is an Additional Language. It will do this by: Building the capacity of […]

Restorative Justice Changes Lives

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Lucy Jaffé writes about the power and potential of Restorative Justice in Independent Monitor Magazine Why me?’s Director, Lucy Jaffé, had an article about Restorative Justice published in Independent Monitor Magazine this summer. The journal is sent to all members of the Association of Members of Independent Monitoring Boards (AMIMB) as part of their subscription.  […]

In Conversation with Why me? intern Renan Araújo

Friday, July 17th, 2020

Our Director Lucy Jaffé spoke to our policy intern Renan Araújo about his time at Why me?, what he learned, and what he will be doing next. Renan was a pleasure to work with in unusual circumstances, and we wish him all of the best in his future. You can watch their 3 minute conversation […]

In Conversation with Dame Vera Baird

Monday, July 13th, 2020

Why me?’s Director Lucy Jaffé spoke to the Victims’ Commissioner Dame Vera Baird about how victims have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. You can watch their 9 minute interview below: Key Points Vera says that the greatest impact of COVID-19 on victims of crime is on vulnerable victims trapped in at home in abusive […]

Thoughts and feelings shared about racism in “Restorative Listening” event

Monday, July 6th, 2020

On June 25th Why me? held a restorative listening forum, giving people the opportunity to come together and share their experiences of racism from the police and criminal justice system. This is a particularly pressing issue following the death of George Floyd and the anti-racism protests which have occurred across the world. But these issues […]

We’re Hiring: Communications Intern

Monday, July 6th, 2020

Why me? are seeking a Communications Intern to support our work. We are looking for someone who is reliable, willing to learn, enthusiastic about Why me?’s mission and interested in how to communicate our key messages. In return, the post-holder will get experience working in communications at an organisation working hard to transform the criminal […]

We’re recruiting new trustees

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

Why me? are looking for 3 new trustees, and a new Chair of the Board of Trustees, to join our small, dedicated team. This is a really exciting opportunity for people who are passionate about Why me?’s mission of opening up greater access to Restorative Justice for everyone affected by crime. We are particularly keen […]

We’re Hiring: Team Administrator

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

We are looking for an experienced and highly organised administrator to join the team of seven part-time staff, to help us manage our finances and projects, strengthen the Restorative Service, develop income generation, and ensure good governance. Hours: 21 hours/week – working days to be arranged Salary: £26,000-£28,000 pro-rata, depending on experience. Holiday: 28 days […]

Restorative listening: Experiences of racism in the criminal justice system

Friday, June 12th, 2020

Following the death of George Floyd and subsequent anti-racism protests in the US and around the world, Why me? have organised a “restorative listening forum” for BAME people to share their experiences of racism from the police and criminal justice system. The forum will be based on restorative principles, and will give people a space […]

“Let’s do this another way” – Terrence Floyd

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

Why me? would like to send our heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of George Floyd, and to everyone who has been affected by his death. Black lives matter, and institutional racism continues to kill BAME people across the world. We all need to do what we can to combat racism in the police […]

In conversation with Ian Marder

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

Why me?’s Trevor Watson spoke to Dr Ian Marder, a lecturer in criminology at Maynooth University, who specialises in Restorative Justice. Watch their ten minute video below: Key Points Ian did his PhD in the use of Restorative Justice by police in two english forces, and has done significant work and research about Restorative Justice. […]

In conversation with Gary Stephenson

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

Why me?’s Trevor Watson spoke to Gary Stephenson, the Chief Executive of Restorative Solutions. Their 6 minute interview on Zoom is below: Key points Restorative Solutions provide restorative services to Police and Crime Commissioners, do a lot of work in Violence Reduction Units, and work in education and health as well. They see restorative approaches […]

Restorative leadership and Jacinda Ardern

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

A blog by our Restorative Justice Administrator Carmel Kavanagh It’s a tough time to be a leader, whether that is leading a country or running a small organisation through the COVID-19 pandemic. The stakes are high, and leaders are making decisions that affect peoples’ health, quality of life and future expectations. Even the best outcomes are […]

The Victims’ Code Consultation and Restorative Justice

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

The Victims’ Code The Victims’ Code is the statutory code which lays out the minimum level of service which victims should expect from the criminal justice system.  The current Victims’ Code has been in force since 2015, and the Government are consulting on a new version which aims to be a “clearly defined set of […]

Donate to support Why me? and Restorative Justice

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Viv woke up the night before her mother’s funeral to find that a young man had broken into her house. She was able to meet him again through Restorative Justice to explain how horrible the incident was for her, and to try to put him on a better path. This was exactly what she needed, […]

What can we do about the international backlog of court cases?

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

This is a blog by Renan Araujo, the Policy and Research intern at Why me?. Justice systems across the world are facing a huge backlog of cases due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of outstanding Crown Court cases was already at the highest level in two years at the end of March, and this […]

Restorative policing during the COVID pandemic

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

This is a blog by Trevor Watson, the Policy and Campaigns Director of Why me? Recent police tactics to enforce social distancing regulations have challenged the principles of policing by consent. These principles are based on the idea that police power comes from public cooperation rather than fear, due to police having the approval, respect […]

Valuing Victims Report Published

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Our Valuing Victims project looks at Government funding for Restorative Justice, how it is spent in different areas, and what outcomes have been achieved. Why me?’s fifth Valuing Victims report was published on 18th March 2020. It looks at the outcomes of Restorative Justice, and how the outputs, ie referrals and case work, compares with […]

News update in response to Covid-19 outbreak

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

At Why me? we are working on our response to the impact of #Covid19, working restoratively as a team to support our beneficiaries, volunteers, ambassadors and each other. From 18th March 2020 the teams will be working from home and all face-to-face meetings will cease to take place until further notice. We will work with […]

Are victims of terror having their questions answered?

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

After a terror attack, there is a lot of focus on how the general population reacts. But the voices and experiences of the people who were directly harmed by the incident are often forgotten amongst all of this discussion.

Ten years of Why me?

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Ten years ago, Restorative Justice was an obscure intervention championed by a few enthusiastic pioneers. Today it forms part of the Victims’ Code, Police and Crime Commissioners provide it across the country, and it is being used for every type of crime. It is no coincidence that Why me? celebrates its 10th year as a charity this year.

Why me? hiring two new interns

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Why me? are recruiting two new interns to join our growing team: a communications and administration intern, and a policy & research intern.

Restorative Justice: a good news story

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Restorative Justice can release the human potential of people affected by crime. We have come so far over the last 10 years, but more needs to be done to make Restorative Justice available to everyone.

How easily can people find out about Restorative Justice online?

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

It’s important for police websites to have clear information about Restorative Justice, or else victims of crime will not be able to find information and services that they need.

Why me? in Restorative Justice Week

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

Restorative Justice is an amazing process which brings victims of crime back into the heart of the criminal justice process, and unlocks the potential of people who have committed the offence. Restorative Justice Week is a great chance to celebrate and promote Restorative Justice. Here’s what we got up to… Launching papers about Restorative Justice […]

What do the party manifestos say about victims and Restorative Justice?

Friday, November 29th, 2019

What do the party manifestos say about victims and Restorative Justice?

LGBT+ Restorative Justice and Hate Crime – one year update

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Our pan-London LGBT+ hate crime project is nearing the end of a successful first year. To celebrate, here is an update on the work we have been doing.

Restorative Justice week at Why me?

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

The 18th – 24th of November is Restorative Justice Week, an occasion to celebrate the positive work being done and promote it to those affected by crime.

Housing and Restorative Justice

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Last week Why me? and the Crown Prosecution Service presented at an event chaired by Birmingham City University academic Kusminder Chahal on Housing and Place Based Responses to Hate Crime. The event was held at the Race Equality Foundation in London. Disputes between neighbours are common, complex and can make home an unbearable place. As […]

Why Me?, Hosts A National Conference: How to use Restorative Justice for Hate Crime

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Why me? have been working on a two year project about how to make Restorative Justice happen for hate crime.  Our findings were presented at a National Conference in October at our offices in London. In attendance were staff from 12 police areas across the country, Restorative Justice facilitators, PCC staff, representatives of community groups […]

Harry Dunn: A missed opportunity?

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

The parents of Harry Dunn, the young man killed in a traffic accident involving an American diplomat’s wife, were confronted with a sudden and serious decision just eight weeks after their son’s death. During a meeting with Donald Trump at the White House they were told that the woman who had killed their son was […]

Trustee Vacancies

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Why me? the leading UK Restorative Justice charity, is looking for three new trustees to help with our mission to open up greater access to Restorative Justice for all victims of crime.  We are particularly keen to hear from applicants with the following skills/experience: Lived experience of a restorative process Fundraising experience and skills, to […]

Why me?’s Recommendations for the Victim’s Code of Practice

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

The Ministry of Justice has asked organisations like ours to scrutinize and revise the Victim’s Code.  We appreciate that a lot of thought has gone into this from the Ministry of Justice’s point of view, with their detailed Victims’ Strategy.  However, we have outlined some concerns about the Victims Code proposals. Here are three key […]

Why me? Response to JUSTICE paper, “Prosecuting sexual offences”

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Restorative Justice for sexual offences Why me? wishes to respond to discussion and recommendations concerning the use of Restorative Justice in the context of sexual offending, contained in the recent JUSTICE report. The report states: The Working Party (WP) also considers that Restorative Justice may be a useful educative tool, if used in the right […]

We’re hiring: Restorative Justice Service Coordinator 14 hours/week Salary £32,000 pro-rata.

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Seeking an experienced and highly organised individual to join our team of seven part-time staff so that we can maintain and strengthen the charity’s Restorative Service. You will be managing cases from prisons, coming from community referrals and from specific crime types, such as hate crime. You will have responsibility for supervising the casework, using […]

We’re hiring: Restorative Justice Administrative Officer 21 hours/week Salary £26-28,000 pro-rata

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Seeking a dynamic, experienced and highly organised individual to join our team of seven part-time staff, so that we can expand our campaigning activities, strengthen our Restorative Service, develop income generation, and ensure good governance. You will be work closely with the Director to grow the organisation and nurture the staff and volunteer team so […]

Dave Pascoe’s conversion to Restorative Justice

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Dave always wanted to work in the police, but he didn’t see the point of Restorative Justice.  “I didn’t agree with it,” he tells me, about the course from Restorative Solutions which he went on in 2007, “I thought it was nonsense and a soft option. So I ignored it.”  Dave was a police officer […]

The empty entitlement of Restorative Justice in the Victims’ Code

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Victims of crime feel let down by the criminal justice system. They are often silenced, left in the dark, and in the worst cases revictimized by the process. Restorative Justice puts victims’ needs first by allowing them to communicate with the offender, letting them know how the crime affected them and seeking answers to unresolved […]

We’re Hiring: Restorative Justice Development Officer

Friday, July 12th, 2019

Maternity Cover: Restorative Justice Development Officer – Hate Crime in London – Salary £32,000 pro-rata 28 hours/week to 31st January 2020. The Why me? Restorative Justice Development Officer is responsible for the development of Restorative Justice with communities and individuals affected by hate in the Greater London. The work involves connecting with and developing relationships […]

Restorative Cleveland take action against Hate Crime

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

In June 2019, Why me? visited those involved in delivering Restorative Justice in Cleveland to find out about their approach to hate crime, and to meet Ann Marie Pearson, who had been a victim of a hate crime. Restorative Cleveland is managed by Becky Childs, who runs the service with Paul Shaw. Their approach to […]

Our workshop on LGBT+ Hate Crime and Restorative Justice

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

On Tuesday 18th June, Why me?’s Tehmina Kazi and Claire Dodds co-facilitated a workshop on LGBT+ hate crime and Restorative Justice, assisted by our new intern Bethan Nicholson. We had 17 participants from a wide range of LGBT+ groups across London, as well as local authorities, MOPAC and the Metropolitan Police.  All of them contributed […]

Why I wanted to intern at Why me?

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

This article was written by Bethan Nicholson, a volunteer intern at Why me? I started working for Why me? in June as part of a six-week placement. I was attracted to the fact that they were  largely victim-focused and had a real urge to improve the current system. It is refreshing to see a group […]

Sexual Offences and Restorative Justice

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

We believe it is important to state our position on the use of Restorative Justice for sexual offences. This is outlined in our interim position paper below. We note that there is a national drive to seek out of court disposals for sexual offences. This is partly motivated by budget restraints but also the sheer […]

Why me? survey – Communicating with Victims about Restorative Justice

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

National statistics show that just 7.5% of victims recall being offered the opportunity to meet their offender. In pursuit of our aim to increase access to restorative justice for all victims of crime we have carried out a survey on how each PCC area promotes restorative justice. We have examined this from the perspective of […]

Why me? Responds to Mail on Sunday article, “Khan’s £1.3 million social justice plan helps just ten victims meet offenders.”

Friday, April 5th, 2019

On Sunday, the Mail on Sunday published an article about the Mayor of London’s two-year restorative justice programme, run by Catch 22, called Restore:London. Writing for the Mail on Sunday, Martin Beckford criticised Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, for what he saw as being profligate with £1.3 million of taxpayers’ money.  He noted that just […]

Restorative Justice Administrator

Friday, April 5th, 2019

Volunteer position, part-time We are looking to recruit a part time volunteer to work as our Restorative Justice Administrator. The administrator will support our staff in the delivery and coordination of Why me?’s Restorative Justice service and campaigning work. The post holder will also support general administration. We are a small and dedicated team who […]

We’re Hiring: Restorative Justice Network Development Officer

Friday, March 15th, 2019

Why me? are recruiting a Restorative Justice Network Development Officer. This is a completely new position to develop victim voice in Greater London. The post-holder will work with victim survivors who have experienced Restorative Justice to spread the word about its benefits to a wider audience. The aim is for people to be empowered to […]

Why me? given Victims’ Fund grant from MOPAC

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

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 […]

Restorative Justice championed by All Party Parliamentary Group on Hate Crime

Friday, February 8th, 2019

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Hate Crime has published a report on how to tackle the rising problem of hate crime in the UK. The report: How do we build community cohesion when hate crime is on the rise flags up Restorative Justice as a key part of the solution. In the Executive Summary, […]

Brexit, Hate Crime and Restorative Justice

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

This is a blog by Tehmina Kazi. She works for Why me? as our Development Officer, working on two projects about hate crime and Restorative Justice. Last night saw more twists and turns in the Brexit drama: MPs voted on no less than seven amendments.  A majority of MPs agreed that a “no deal” scenario should be off the table, although this amendment is not legally-binding.  Other amendments – such as Yvette Cooper’s amendment on the postponement of Brexit […]

Life as an intern at Why me?.

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

This article is by Sophie Jess, who is a volunteer intern with Why me? In March I applied for a placement with Why me? through University and was invited to come for an interview. I told the Director Lucy Jaffe that I had no understanding of what Restorative Justice was, and she was happy to explain  how it works and what the charity does to help promote it. […]

Reflections on the attack on a Syrian refugee in Huddersfield

Friday, November 30th, 2018

In light of the attack on a Syrian refugee in Huddersfield, our Policy and Communications Officer Ben Andrew reflects on how Restorative Justice could be beneficial in cases like this. The story of a teenage refugee being bullied in Huddersfield has gone viral over the past few days, after this video  showed him being pushed […]

Making the Parole Board work for victims

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Today Why me? and The Parole Board publish two jointly produced leaflets to raise awareness and understanding of one another’s roles with victims and offenders. A joint letter from Lucy Jaffé, Director of Why me? and Martin Jones, Chief Executive of The Parole Board has been published to accompany the release of the two leaflets: Restorative […]

Restorative Justice: transforming the way we do justice

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

The piece from Lucy Jaffé shares four case studies of people who have experienced Restorative Justice. Stories like these raise questions about how we approach justice in Britain.

Lucy Jaffe, Director

Working towards a restorative society – report on Northern Ireland visit

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Why me? and Khulisa recently hosted a two day Conference for Restorative Justice and mediation practitioners, community and youth engagement workers from Northern Ireland.

Being a victim of crime is not a lifestyle choice

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

In light of last week’s publication of a Victims Strategy by the Ministry of Justice, Why me? Director Lucy Jaffé shares some reflections on what this means for Restorative Justice and victims’ rights.

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Crime Survey shows Restorative Justice Improvement

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Recent data shows that the proportion of incidents where victims recall being given the opportunity to meet the offender has gone up. This is undeniably good news. More victims of crime are being given the opportunity to make an informed choice about their recovery journey.

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The ‘ideal restorative justice victim’: how professionals prevent victims from making an informed decision

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

This post comes from Rebecca Banwell-Moore, a PhD candidate at the University of Sheffield whose research covers barriers to victims’ participation in Restorative Justice.

Rebecca Banwell-Moore victims

My First Prison Trip: View from a new RJ Volunteer

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Jenny, a new volunteer Restorative Justice facilitator at Why me? recently accompanied our Service Co-ordinator to a London prison to meet offenders who have expresed an interest in Restorative Justice. Here are her reflections. 

It is neither a pink fluffy sorry saying exercise, nor is it a get out of jail card

Friday, March 9th, 2018

16 Years after the Restorative Justice conference between Peter Woolf and Will Riley (Why me?’s Founder), Peter reflects on how RJ is not an easy option for offenders.

An International Women’s Day letter to Laura Dern: #MeToo and Restorative Justice

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

This International Women’s Day, Why me? Director Lucy Jaffé writes an open letter to Laura Dern about her call for Restorative Justice at the Global Globes as part of the #MeToo campaign against sexual assault and harassment.

Restorative Justice: a Smart Response to Hate Crime

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Our research shows that victims are not currently getting the support that they need. The Criminal Justice System needs new ways of tackling Hate Crime and meeting those needs. Restorative Justice has the potential to really address the harms caused by Hate Crime.

Domestic Violence and Restorative Justice: Response to Fawcett Report

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Why me? welcomes the Fawcett Society’s report as an opportunity for open discussion regarding the use of Restorative Justice with Domestic Violence.

Community Resolutions and the use of Restorative Justice

Friday, January 19th, 2018

This post aims to provide some clarity on the difference between Community Resolutions and Restorative Justice and discuss what is important from the victim’s point of view.

Why me? response to ITV’s article ‘Thousands avoid prosecution after saying ‘sorry”

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

On 3rd January 2018, ITV published a news article entitled ‘Thousands avoid prosecution after saying ‘sorry’’. This is Why me?’s response. 

Why me? inputs into National Victim Strategy

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

A new National Victim Strategy is being prepared by the Ministry of Justice and Why me? respond to improve victims’ access to Restorative Justice

Access to Justice: Hate Crime and RJ Lancashire

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Why me? will be working with Lancashire Constabulary to improve hate crime victims’ access to Restorative Justice.

Want to help us grow? We’re recruiting a volunteer Donor and Fundraising Administrator

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Exciting and flexible new position at Why me? to work closely with the Business Development Manager to develop a deeper relationship with our supporters.

Why me? on BBC Radio York

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

During International RJ Week, we spoke with BBC Radio York about RJ and how it can benefit victims of crime

#RJWeek2017: Why me? Ambassador receives Inspiring Communicator Awards

Friday, November 24th, 2017

Rosalyn Boyce named as a winner at the CharityComms Inspiring Communicator Awards.

#RJWeek2017: Why me? Supporting Victims of Hate Crime

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

During International RJ Week 2017, Why me? launched The Hate Crime RJ Project. Read on to hear how we will be supporting victims, services and the police nationwide.

#RJWeek2017: Durham Police and Crime Commissioner’s leads the way in providing victims of crime with access to high quality Restorative Justice

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Joint press release between Durham PCC and Why me? for International RJ Week 2017

#RJWeek2017: Higher levels of victim satisfaction in cases where restorative justice is used

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Valuing Victims Part II report reveals not all victims of crime are receiving support to help them recover from harm

#RJWeek2017: Making The Parole Board work for victims

Monday, November 20th, 2017

We are delighted that Parole board CEO Martin Jones and Chair Nick Hardwick have committed to supporting our Initiative to improve victims’ experience.

Case Study 1: County Durham & Darlington Restorative Hub

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

As part of the Valuing Victims Part II report, we approached Durham Restorative Service to share how they are monitoring and evaluating performance. Read Durham’s story

Case Study 2: Sussex Restorative Justice Partnership

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

As part of the Valuing Victims Part II report, we approached Sussex Restorative Justice Partnership to share how they monitor and evaluate the Restorative Justice service. Read Sussex’s Story.

Autumn e-news update

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

What have we been up to this month? October newsletter available to download.

Manchester Serious Sexual Offending Unit Greater Manchester Police

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

On Friday 13th October, Rosalyn along with Lucy Jaffe, Director of Why me?, addressed a CPD training day for the Serious Sexual Offending Unit at GMP.

Police and Crime Commissioner Response to Valuing Victims Report

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Publishing individual Police and Crime Commissioner replies received to our Valuing Victims 2017 publication

Postcode lottery for victims of crime across England and Wales

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Valuing Victims 2017 Press Release for the media

Looking Ahead with Director Lucy Jaffe

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

In October, Lucy will be travelling the country visiting Restorative Justice services, attending national advisory groups and meeting criminal justice professionals to share knowledge and experience in working with victims, and talking about regional practice that works well in supporting victims.

Lucy Jaffe, Director

Putting Victims First: September e-news edition

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Our team had a great time this month visiting victim services and meeting professionals from different Victim Services across England and Wales. Read On

West Midlands Restorative Justice Event

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Tuesday 19th September, our team were delighted to attend and present at the Restorative Justice event in Birmingham

Putting Victims First — Director Lucy Jaffe and Rosalyn Boyce spoke at the Public Policy Exchange Conference

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

At the Public Policy Exchange Conference we spoke about Restorative Justice, Victim satisfaction rates and the role of Why me? in opening up recovery routes for victims.

[Meet the Team] Anisha’s first month at Why me?

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Welcome to our newest recruit here at Why me?

[Newsletter] Summer Update from Why me?

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

E-newsletter looking at all that’s been achieved this summer and looking ahead to Autumn 2017.

No improvement in number of victims of crime being offered access to Restorative Justice revealed by The Office of National Statistics

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

ONS data shows a 0.1% reduction in the number of victims in England and Wales being offered Restorative Justice.

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Trevor Watson meets London Victims’ Commissioner

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Thank you to @LDNVictimsComm and team for City Hall event.

[Meet the Team] Isabella’s first month with Why me?

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Welcome to our newest recruit, Isabella as she shares her first month with us in our London Offices.

Supporting West Midlands serious and complex cases

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Why me? have been commissioned by the Police and Crime Commissioner to undertake further complex and serious Restorative Justice (RJ) casework.

Crime is falling, but is victim satisfaction with the justice system too?

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Our response to the Office of National Statistics Year Ending March 2017 Publication.

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Why me? July E-Newsletter Edition

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Read our recent policy, service and campaigns update.

Crime Survey: Threat to Restorative Justice Question

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

The Office for National Statistics are considering removing three key RJ questions asked to victims of crime. Share your views.

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Publications: Improving how victims understand Restorative Justice

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Valuing Victims 2017 Campaign practitioner’s guides available to download here.

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