RESTORATIVE Justice Warwickshire (RJW) has relaunched its service and wants to hear from victims of crime who feel it could help them.
RJW is a free service run by Victim Support which is commissioned and funded by the Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe.
The scheme, which brings together those who harmed by crime and the perpetrators, is based at Leamington Justice Centre and Bedworth Police Station.
It allows them to communicate in a safe and suitable way, either face-to-face or via a letter, after risk assessments have been completed by trained staff.
Restorative Justice also gives those harmed the opportunity to ask questions they do not feel have been answered and it provides those causing the harm the opportunity to hear the impact of their actions and take responsibility for them.
Victims can also play a part in how the harmer can repair the damage they have caused, through an outcome agreement.
This can include the harmer agreeing to address the reasons for their offending through risk reduction work or through voluntary work that would benefit the community.
Alternatively, email Mike Bailey at [email protected] or call him on 07719 567571.
Coventry’s Restorative Justice programme is run by Remedi – call 0800 488 0894 for more.