More offenders will have to meet their victims and apologise before being sentenced under a rapid expansion of restorative justice unveiled today.
The Ministry of Justice will reveal that an extra £1 million will be made available to provide more restorative justice schemes throughout the UK.
The additional money will result in around up to 20,000 more restorative justice cases a year, the The Ministry of Justice have said.
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