Do you want Restorative Justice?

Have you been affected by crime? Do you still think about it? Do you have unanswered questions? Is there more that you need to say?

Restorative Justice allows the person affected by crime or conflict to communicate with the person responsible. This can help both parties to move forward with their lives and recover.

Most people affected by crime report improved health and wellbeing, increased feelings of safety, being better informed and empowered, and being better able to cope with aspects of their life, following a restorative intervention. Many of them welcome the chance to tell the person responsible about the impact of the crime, and to seek answers about why they were targeted. Restorative Justice can help people who have committed crimes to understand how harmful their behaviour was, and make them less likely to offend again. 

We run our own Restorative Justice service and can work with you to see if a Restorative Justice meeting is possible and desirable. 

We are here to talk with you about Restorative Justice and what you may want to achieve from taking part. We have trained Restorative Justice facilitators who will speak to both parties multiple times, and prepare them for what to expect from a potential meeting. 

To speak to one of our trained facilitators, please contact us on ask@why-me.org

Our Restorative Justice Service

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.

Our service is equipped to prepare you for a restorative process regardless of the type of crime you have been a victim of. This includes crimes which are sometimes not covered by other services, such as domestic violence, sexual violence and hate crime. 

If you are interested in having a conversation about Restorative Justice with our team, download the form below:

Why me? referral form

Accessing Local Restorative Justice Services

If you want to get in touch with your local Restorative Justice service you can use our map to find them. Find your area on the map and click on the link for details of who to call.

 

Safeguarding

Why me? takes safeguarding extremely seriously. Read our safeguarding policy below.

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