New clause to be added to crime and courts bill

Details of how restorative justice encounters will operate will be set out in a new clause of the crime and courts bill being debated in the House of Lords, reports the Guardian.

At present, the practice is used in relatively few areas. Its formal inclusion in the bill is being presented as a victory for Liberal Democrats.

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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.