Who can refer a case to our service?
Restorative Justice can be a condition on an Out of Court Disposal. These will be automatically referred to the Restorative Justice service from the Out of Court team. Restorative Justice, mediation and ASB cases can also be referred directly by officers emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a Police dedicated mailbox which can also be used to pose your questions and queries about Restorative Justice, mediation or ASB.
Prison and Probation Service
As part of our collaboration with the probation service, there is now a greater emphasis on offender initiated referrals. If you are working with a PiP or a PoP aged 18 or over who is subject to supervision in Hampshire or the Isle of Wight and who has expressed an interest in Restorative Justice, please contact us on email@example.com or complete the referral form available on your probation intranet.
Victims who are working with the victim contact scheme can also be referred to the service using the above referral method. There may also be offenders who have been victims themselves and would be interested in exploring Restorative Justice.
Organisations supporting victims
If you are supporting a victim of crime or conflict and they have indicated a desire to communicate with the person who caused them harm you can refer on their behalf by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or completing the referral form (see below).
Youth Justice Service
On occasion cases may fall out of the Youth Justice Service (YJS) Restorative Justice practitioners remit for example when the case has been No Further Actioned (NFA’d) by Police or the participants were not ready to engage whilst the young person was under YJS supervision. Cases may be referred to our service by emailing email@example.com or completing the referral form (see below).
There may also be circumstances where YJS Restorative Justice practitioners could co-facilitate cases with the RJ Hampshire team, for example, if the young person turns 18 and the case is still ongoing.
Community Safety Partnerships
RJ Hampshire work closely with mediation providers in order to offer the best service for those affected by anti-social behaviour, crime and conflict. You may refer cases or make enquires by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or completing the referral form (see below).
If you are working with somebody who has been harmed by crime or conflict, or somebody who has caused harm to others you can also refer to our service on their behalf by emailing email@example.com or completing the referral form (see below) . Alternatively they can make a self-referral using the same contact information.
For cases where there has been a crime committed or where there is a clear harmed person and wrongdoer. A facilitated process to enable those harmed by crime of conflict and those responsible for the harm into communication, enabling everyone affected by a particular incident to play a part in repairing the harm and finding a positive way forward.
Restorative Practice / Mediation
For cases of conflict, dispute or ASB where a crime has not been committed and there is no clear offender/victim. A communication process facilitated by mediators which can enable individuals / parties to come together to improve their understanding of a situation and resolve issues through mutually agreeable solutions.
Anti-social behaviour or ASB is any behaviour or act by a person or group likely to cause others harassment, alarm or distress; or which causes a nuisance to the could be reported to the local council or where a crime has taken place and the police need to be called.
Please gain consent from any participant you are referring to our service.