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Restorative Justice expanded

The Ministry of Justice has revealed that an extra £1 million has been made available to provide more restorative justice schemes throughout the UK.

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85% of overall victims 'satisfied' with Restorative Justice

  • The Ministry of Justice commissioned an evaluation of three pilot restorative justice schemes, which used a mix of conferencing, mediation and indirect mediation methods.
  • This research suggests that restorative justice has the potential to be associated with high levels of victim satisfaction.
  • This is particularly so for the conferencing method of restorative justice, which was associated with 85% overall victim satisfaction.
  • Surveys on restorative justice have found that victims report an 85% satisfaction rate. A drop of around 14% in reoffending rates was recorded among perpetrators.

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