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Restorative justice will allow victims to "look offenders in the eye" and explain "the impact the crime has had on their life", according to the Government.
Policing minister Damian Green has announced a multi-million pound funding boost for restorative justice measures, which he says will force criminals to "face the consequences of their actions".
He denied restorative justice was a "soft option" and offenders would still face a full punishment.
Those responsible for ruining lives through crime should meet their victims face-to-face, according to the Ministry of Justice.
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.