What is Restorative Justice?

Restorative Justice is safe, supported, voluntary communication between a person harmed by a crime or conflict and the person causing the harm.

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Restorative Justice creates opportunities for people affected by crime, conflict, anti-social behaviour or the harmful actions of others to come together with the person responsible for causing the harm in order to get answers to their questions and to explain the effect the incident has had on them.orange speech bubble


Restorative JusticeIn criminal justice, restorative processes give victims the chance to tell offenders the real impact of their crime, to get answers to their questions, and an apology. Restorative justice (RJ) holds offenders to account for what they have done, helps them understand the real impact, to take responsibility and to make amends. [su_expand less_text=”In 2012, the recently reformed Devon and Cornwall Local Criminal Justice Board (LCJB) agreed that there was need for the local criminal justice agencies to take a more co-ordinated and consistent approach to Restorative Justice to maximise the impact it can have on offending behaviour. In November 2014 a Local Community Safety partnership  Restorative Justice Forum was  set up.” text_color=”#11a5bb” link_color=”#11a5bb” more_icon=”icon: search-plus” less_icon=”icon: search-minus”][/su_expand]

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For more information, please contact us on:

Tel: 01872 323888

Email RJ@cornwall.gov.uk.



Lucy Allison

Many of Safer Cornwall partners including the D&C Probation Trust, the new Community Rehabilitation Company  and the Drug and Alcohol Action Team,  among others, are in active discussions to develop appropriate delivery models of Restorative Justice for Cornwall.

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