£29m boost for crime victims

At least £29million is being made available to Police and Crime Commissioners and charities to help deliver Restorative Justice for victims over the coming three years.

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Those responsible for ruining lives through crime should meet their victims face-to-face, according to the Ministry of Justice.

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More criminals should be forced to meet the victims of their crimes to cut re-offending rates, the Government has said. Credit: PA

The Government has announced a £29m funding boost for the criminal justice system to introduce more "restorative justice" measures, in the hopes of cutting re-offending.

A recent study by the Ministry of Justice linked the conferencing process of restorative justice with a 14% cut in re-offending, while 85% of victims who took part said they were satisfied with the experience.

Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) and charities will receive the funding, which has been recovered from offenders, Justice Minister Damian Green said.