Restorative Justice can seem daunting so we have put together some questions and answers that we often get asked about it.

If you have a question that isn't answered below, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our team and one of our staff members will be happy to talk to you about what's involved. You don't have to commit to anything so please feel free to ring us and discuss your situation on 0800 043 8785 and we will be happy to help.

Will this affect the sentence the offender gets?

If a case goes to court then sentencing is always up to the Judge. Restorative Justice is not an alternative to sentencing. The Judge is the only person who can decide on the appropriate sentence for the crime that the offender has committed.

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Case Studies

A Burglary In Southampton

"When the police told me about RJ, I was interested straight away and they referred me to the RJ service.

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Historical Sexual Abuse

The offences against Joshua were of a sexual nature and were committed in the 1980s, when Joshua was aged between 10 and 15 years old.

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Injury By Dangerous Driving

The offender, Sam*, had committed the offence of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

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Neighbours' Dispute

A neighbours’ dispute had been occurring between John*, who owned a house adjoining a public right of way, and Frank*, who was the son of the owner of a plot of land opposite John’s house, for many years.

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Residential Burglaries in Hampshire

Watch this video about how Restorative Justice brought peace to a burglary victim.

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Rosalyn's Story

Rosalyn shares her experience of Restorative Justice.

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What People Say About RJ

The facilitators have been wonderful. I feel stronger than I did. I would really recommend Restorative Justice.

Debbie, victim

I hope that she would understand that I know what I’ve done was wrong and I’ve learnt from my actions.

Ryan, offender

I had my opportunity to discuss the incident and also to meet the offender in person.

Leighton, victim

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