About usWe offer victims the opportunity to have their voice heard following the impact of crime, to make their own choices in communicating their experience and to seek answers to any questions they have, in order to help them move forward.
Restorative Justice ensures offenders are held accountable for their actions, in addition to providing an opportunity to understand the true impact of their behaviour on others and to repair the harm caused.
We are a multi-agency partnership, offering a high standard of service, across the Cleveland Police Force Area. Our work is recognised by our achievement of the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM) in 2018, awarded by the Restorative Justice Council.
What we can offer:
- A free, independent and confidential service, available across Cleveland and managed on behalf of the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Cleveland.
- Cases are thoroughly risk assessed to ensure all parties involved are fully supported and informed, in making the right decision for them in how to proceed.Both victims and offenders must be willing to participate, as Restorative Justice is a purely voluntary process of communication.
- Services are tailored to individual needs and requirements, in accordance with their preferred method of communication with the offender(s).
Meet the Team ›
Safer Communities vision is to make our local communities safe, support victims of crime and create opportunities to change people's lives for the better.
This is YOUR Restorative Cleveland
RJ should be accessible to all crime victims, at any stage during the Criminal Justice System; inclusive of offence type.
Our vision for a truly Restorative Cleveland recognises several key contact points, where the opportunity for victims and offenders to communicate can be offered, dependant upon the personal preference of each.
Working with our partner agencies, we aim to offer a high quality restorative service across Cleveland.
Restorative Cleveland is a partnership of the following organisations:
News and Events
Male rape and restorative justice ›
Why I reported the crime when so many men don’t and chose to meet with the man who raped me.
New Year, New Mediation Service! ›
Exciting news from Safer Communities, we are currently in the progress of developing a new, independent Mediation Service. Sue Deehan, Mediation Development Officer, explains…