Restorative Justice Week 2023

Posted on: 26th, October 2023

The third week of November each year is Restorative Justice Week, an international campaign that highlights Restorative Justice and the organisations that facilitate the process. 

The theme for Restorative Justice Week 2023 is ‘Restoring Dialogue, Solidarity & Justice in Today's Societies’, highlighting the value of Restorative Justice in helping both individuals and communities find positive ways to move forward following crime. Restorative Justice provides the tools to start a respectful dialogue that fulfils the needs of victims of crime. It provides a mediated way to make connections and build solidarity within our society following crime. 

Restorative Solutions deliver integrated, whole system services for victims of all crime types and anti-social behaviour.  At RJ Hampshire we organise a range of events throughout RJ Week to raise awareness and demonstrate how Restorative Justice can be effective in facilitating victims of crime and offenders to come into communication in a safe, mediated environment. 

Some events we have planned at RJ Hampshire this #RJWeek includes a visit to HMP Winchester to discuss with Police Staff and prisoners the Restorative Justice process and its benefits. 

We are also hosting a Restorative Justice Conference, which professionals in the field and partner agencies will be attending. 

If you would think Restorative Justice could be helpful for you, please get in touch. 

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Case Studies

A Burglary In Southampton

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

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A Residential Burglary on the Isle of Wight

Three offenders entered a residential property on the Isle of Wight on numerous occasions during the evening and early morning, searched rooms, and stole property.

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Assault Resulting in ABH

A male had intervened to prevent a domestic assault, and had himself been badly assaulted by the offender, causing ABH injuries.

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Conspiracy to Burgle

This case was referred to our service via the Officer In Charge as the harmer had contacted him wishing to try to apologise to the harmed.

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Indirect Restorative Justice Following Sexual Assault

A victim’s father-in-law sexually assaulted her during a family event.

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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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Non-Recent Child 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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Residential Burglaries in Hampshire

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

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Restorative Conversation Following Theft

A restorative conversation took place with a victim following the theft of her pushchair, which was locked with a chain in the hallway of flats.

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Road Rage Assault

The victim had been tailgated by the harmer, who then assaulted him after indicating for the victim to pull into a lay-by.

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Rosalyn's Story

Rosalyn shares her experience of Restorative Justice.

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Theft From An Elderly Couple

An older couple were being looked after by their cousin, who stole over £7,000 from them.

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Threat of Assault

An offender threatened a victim with a baseball bat outside his home.

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Transphobic Comments

A victim received messages via Snapchat that were transphobic in nature and caused distress.

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What People Say About Restorative Justice

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