What is Restorative Justice?

Restorative justice is the process of bringing together those harmed by crime or conflict with those responsible for the harm, to find a positive way forward.

In criminal justice, restorative processes give victims the chance to:

  • Tell offenders the real impact of their crime.
  • Get answers to their questions.
  • Get an apology.

Restorative justice holds offenders to account for what they have done. It helps them understand the real impact, take responsibility, and make amends.


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.