Restorative Justice is a powerful tool that can transform the lives of people affected by crime. The evidence below demonstrates the impact that Restorative Justice can have.

85% of victims who took part in a Restorative Justice meeting were satisfied with the process.

Restorative Justice can reduce reoffending rates by up to 27%.

Despite these benefits, only 5.5% of victims with a known offender recall being told about Restorative Justice.

Why me?’s work has led to a number of findings about Restorative Justice. Here you can read the latest reports, guides and resources which show the impact of Restorative Justice, share best practice, and demonstrate how access to Restorative Justice can be widened.


Why me?’s projects, partnership work and unique research has led to findings and recommendations for how the provision of Restorative Justice can be improved. We have built an evidence base which shows the power and potential of Restorative Justice to support people affected by crime and conflict.

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Why me? has worked in partnership with third sector organisations, Restorative Justice facilitators, and people with lived experience to create guidance which helps to improve the use and understanding of Restorative Justice.

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