A Restorative Approach to Hate Crime

*Names have been changed* One Saturday afternoon, Gulshan* was returning from a counselling session which had been a particularly difficult one. She had stopped to pick up some shopping on her way home and was fixing her headscarf while she waited at the till when she heard a member of staff in the shop comment […]

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Community Justice Panel Study: Wilkin & Sons and Restorative Justice joint partnership project

Restorative justice approach aims to help reduce ASB and criminal damage in Tiptree Students from a Tiptree school found out more about restorative justice as part of a project designed to help prevent anti-social behaviour and criminal damage. The work took place last year, before the Coronavirus pandemic, and it is hoped the fruits of […]

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How our service can help even if the other person doesn’t engage

Our facilitators can help you, even if the other party does not want to engage in the process. There is some misconception that successful RJ means a face to face meeting. Actually, successful RJ means ‘real’ access to the process for the victims, and even if the other person doesn’t engage, that in itself can […]

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Restorative service helps support young victim and her family as offender wants to say sorry

A teenage victim and her family have thanked the Essex Restorative and Mediation Service for its support after a man convicted of sexual offences against her wrote to her to apologise. In a letter to the Service, the girls’ father said: “Thank you to facilitators for their kindness and patience. You really made a difference!” […]

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