Valuing Victims: A Review of Police and Crime Commissioners’ Delivery of Restorative Justice
Every year the Ministry of Justice collects data, supplied by the 42 police and crime areas, on regional Restorative Justice provision. Why me?’s Valuing Victims project uses a Freedom of Information request to access this data and analyse which areas are investing the most money into restorative practice, and where the most restorative interventions are being delivered.
The reports have highlighted that the data provided by PCC areas has not been reliable enough to draw meaningful conclusions on the provision of Restorative Justice across different areas. This is because:
- Many entries were incomplete, with some values missing from several areas.
- There were implausibly large PCC area variations when the data is analysed, raising issues of data quality and reliability.
- There remains no consistent understanding of what should be counted as a referral, and who should be counted as a person who was supported.
Read Why me?’s Valuing Victims Reports
The 2022 Valuing Victims report analyses data on the provision of Restorative Justice across England and Wales and makes five key practical recommendations to the Ministry of Justice to improve the data collection in this area.
The 2021 Valuing Victims report looks at the data held by the Ministry of Justice about the use of Restorative Justice across the country, and gives examples of different practice in six case study areas.
The 2020 Valuing Victims report has the most thorough data on the outcomes of Restorative Justice for victims across the country, as the Ministry of Justice reduced the requirements for reporting on this for the most recent report.