Accessing Restorative Justice
Have you been affected by crime or conflict? Do you still think about it? Do you have unanswered questions? Is there more that you need to say?
Have you thought about Restorative Justice?
Restorative Justice is a transformative tool that facilitates communication between the person affected by a crime, and the person responsible. You can learn more about Restorative Justice and how it has helped people affected by crime here.
If you want to access Restorative Justice, you can do so in one of two ways.
Please note: by having an initial meeting with a facilitator you are not committing to anything further. But exploring the possibility of a restorative process with a trained facilitator can be beneficial in itself, and help you to understand your needs.
Contact your local Restorative Justice provider
You will have a Restorative Justice service in your area. If you want to get in touch with your local Restorative Justice service you can use our map to find them.
Why me?’s Restorative Justice service
Why me? run our own Restorative Justice service and can talk to you about what you may want to achieve from taking part in a Restorative Justice process, be that a face-to-face meeting online or in person, a letter exchange, or even just a conversation about what happened with a facilitator.
Our service is equipped to prepare you for a restorative process regardless of the type of crime you have been harmed by. This includes crimes that are sometimes not covered by other services, such as domestic abuse, sexual violence, and hate crime.
Our facilitators can take you through the options and work with you to see if Restorative Justice is possible and desirable. This may involve asking if you would be happy to be referred to a Restorative Justice service local to you.
To speak to one of our trained facilitators, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. If you contact us via email, please include information on where you are based.
Restorative Justice Referrals
If you are a professional working with someone interested in Restorative Justice, please complete and return the Why me? Referral Form.
To access Restorative Justice through our service, you will need to fill in our Restorative Justice Service Privacy and Consent Form.
Why me? takes safeguarding extremely seriously. Read our safeguarding policy.