Our Work

The victim’s experience lies at the heart of what we do. Through our Restorative Justice service, advocacy, campaigning and policy work, we aim to increase public awareness, influence and inform criminal justice decision-makers.

Restorative Justice Service

Imagine the person who has caused you harm is sitting opposite… What would you say?

In 2015 we launched a Restorative Justice Service which encourages and helps victims of crime to take part in Restorative Justice process. For more details about the service email ask@why-me.org and/or visit the Restorative Justice tab.


We offer general advice, run awareness sessions and offer bespoke Victim Focus training to help Police and Crime Commissioners and RJ projects/services aimed keen to place victims’ needs at the forefront of the service delivery. Call us on 020 3096 7708 to speak with our team.


The Valuing Victims Campaign, launched to coincide with the Police and Crime Commissioners May 2016 elections. The campaign reviews Police and Crime Commissioners’ funding and delivery of local Restorative Justice Provision across England and Wales and also produced practitioners’ guide for those working with victims of crime throughout the Criminal Justice Process. See interactive map and download reports  here. 


The Observer Programme. We have been able to demonstrate the power of Restorative Justice to decision-makers by allowing them to be better informed about the restorative process. Some people have had the opportunity to witness conference between victim and the offender and others have attended our RJ Awareness sessions. Many of the people who champion Restorative Justice today observed meetings in a similar 2003/4 Programme out of London Crown Courts. Download our Observer Programme Leaflet.

Our RJ Service informs both our campaigning and policy work. In February 2016 we gave written and oral evidence to the Justice Select Committee Restorative Justice Inquiry.

To keep informed of current policy publications please contact us on: 020 3096 7708.