Taking the Conversation ‘Inside’: Supporting Restorative Justice within a prison setting

Our Taking the Conversation ‘Inside’ project aimed to increase the number of people accessing Restorative Justice while serving a custodial sentence.


During this project we

  • Worked closely with Calm Mediation, one London prison and HM Prison and Probation Service
  • Raised awareness of Restorative Justice with both prisoners and staff within the prison
  • Circulated copies of Peter Woolf’s book The Damage Done to a number of prisons.

What we know about offenders’ participation in Restorative Justice

  • Government research has shown that Restorative Justice can result in a 14% reduction in the frequency of re-offending.
  • For every £1 spent on delivering Restorative Justice, £9 was saved through reductions in reoffending.
  • Having a restorative conversation with a facilitator is likely to increase understanding of the impact of their actions.

We are delighted to have received this funding from a number of well-established grant makers. Through this project we are helping people realise the impact of their actions, and giving those affected by crime more opportunities to take part in Restorative Justice.

Lucy Jaffé, Director of Why me?

For more information email Linda at linda.millington@why-me.org

This work is funded by the Allen and Overy Foundation, the City of London Solicitors’ Company, the Drapers’ Company Charity, Goldsmiths’ Company Charity and the Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund.

© 2024 Why me? Charity no. 1137123. Company no. 6992709.