Valuing Victims Campaign: access to restorative justice
The Valuing Victims Campaign highlights the challenges victims face in accessing Restorative Justice (RJ) and highlights and promotes good practice.
Valuing Victims 2017:
Less than 5% of victims are made aware of RJ opportunity according to the British Crime Survey 2016. Through running a national survey and hosting a practitioners’ workshop, we have produced a summary of the key findings and a checklist for practitioners working with victims; showcasing case studies and good practice from across England and Wales.
Valuing Victims 2016:
Our campaign reviewed Police and Crime Commissioner (PCCs) expenditure on RJ services since 2013 prior to the PCCs 2016 election. As a result we examined delivery models for RJ services nationally, produced a national map of RJ services and provided the Justice Select Committee with supporting information for their Restorative Justice Inquiry.
Accessing Local RJ Services
Map updated July 2017
” People make RJ more difficult than it is! It is really a conversation “. — RJ Practitioner
How to have a restorative conversation with victims and people working with victims.
Explaining the restorative process through Virtual Conferencing
Valuing Victims Campaign: Further Reading
Barriers and Solution Report
Recommendations to the Criminal Justice agencies (2015)
Valuing Victims Report
Police and Crime Commissioners’ Funding of Restorative Justice Services (2016)
Improving how Victims understand Restorative Justice
A checklist for agencies working with victims of crime (2017)
The Valuing Victims Campaign is funded by Barrow Cadbury Trust