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Victim Care Hub Launched for Victims of Crime in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

​Launched by Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones, the Victim Care Hub is a multi-million pound service providing a new way of supporting victims of crime in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

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Making Restorative Justice Accessible

It’s important that accessibility restrictions don’t impact anyone’s ability to participate in Restorative Justice. There are a number of steps we take to make sure that our Restorative Justice service is accessible to those who need it.

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Restorative Justice and Mental Health

Being involved in a crime can have a negative impact on an individual’s mental health. Some people find it beneficial to talk about the incident with the person who harmed them, or who they harmed.

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How Do Restorative Justice Referrals Work?

There are a variety of ways that victims and offenders can be referred to Restorative Solutions. It’s important to note that as Restorative Justice is voluntary, both parties have to agree to participate for the process to go ahead.

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A Fresh Start

Welcoming in the new year is often when we look ahead and plan for the future, but it can sometimes be just as valuable to use this time to reflect on the past. The beginning of a new year is the opportunity for a fresh start, and to address things that are weighing on our minds.

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Use of Restorative Justice in non-recent cases

Whilst some people want Restorative Justice almost immediately after the offence has happened, others begin the process years down the line.

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Restorative Justice in 60 Seconds

A short introduction to Restorative Justice.

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November Newsletter

Read our November newsletter to find out about RJ Week, meet our new team members and see what the team has been up to.

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Restorative Justice Week 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.

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Restorative Justice & Violent Crimes

Restorative Justice can help victims of violent crimes find closure, get answers to questions about the crime, and share the impact of the incident with the offender.

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Restorative Justice & Hate Crime

Restorative Justice supports individuals and communities by providing victims of hate crimes and the offenders with the chance to discuss the incident.

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Restorative Justice & Cases of Sexual Abuse

Restorative Justice can be used for any crime where there’s an identifiable victim and offender, including sexual abuse crimes.

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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

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