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Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice
Restorative Justice is used by Kent Police in certain circumstances; it can be used on its own or along with other Criminal Justice processes (for example, a court appearance, or a sanction upon a caution).

What is Restorative Justice?
If you find you are a victim of crime, Restorative Justice allows you, the offender and sometimes members of the community to come together to discuss how to repair the harm caused.

Restorative Justice can be a very powerful tool in reducing reoffending. It enables you to tell the offender the real impact of their crime/s, get answers and possibly receive an apology. It also gives the offender a chance to understand what they have done, take responsibility for their actions and consider ways to make amends for their behaviour.

Your participation, along with the offender's, is always voluntary. In the long term it is hoped the scheme will reduce crime rates as evidence shows that offenders who have to face up to their victims are less likely to commit more crime.

If you're interested in taking part in Restorative Justice, or to find out more, please visit the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner website.

You can also find out more about Restorative Justice on the following websites: View the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime.
 

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