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How To Start Your Restorative Journey

We accept both victim and offender-initiated referrals. You can access our service by submitting a self-referral, or be referred via a supporting professional.

Participant consent is a key part of everything we do and we aim to ensure you feel able to make informed choices, throughout your contact with Restorative Cleveland.

Please note: The email address and contact us form are not secure, so please don’t give sensitive details or personal information at this stage.  Please use them to register your interest in Restorative Justice and we will contact you to discuss your needs in more detail.

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RJ could be suitable, if any of the below requirements apply to either party:

Consideration of Victim Requirements:

  • Do they have questions that they would like answering by the offender?

  • Would they like an explanation from the offender?

  • Would they like reassurance from the offender to satisfy themselves that the crime won’t happen again?

  • Would they like an apology from the offender?

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Circumstance in which the Offender may wish to engage. Do they:

  • Demonstrate remorse for committing the offence/causing the harm?

  • Indicate that they would like to provide an explanation to the victim or a family member as to what happened or why it happened?

  • Want to reassure the victim that the offence will not happen again?

  • Want to offer an apology to the victim?

Helpful resources

Victims Code of Practice - MoJ

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Easy-Read Victims Code of Practice - MOJ

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Filesize : 8 MB

Large Print Victims Code of Practice - MOJ

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Young Persons Victims code of Practice - MOJCode

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Principles of Restorative Practice

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RJ APPG Enquiry Report

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Filesize : 9 MB

Restorative Cleveland Info Leaflet

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RJ Cartoon

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Helpful Links

The Restorative Justice Council

The Restorative Justice Council (RJC) promotes quality restorative practice for everyone.

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RJ All Party Parliamentary Group

The Restorative Justice All-Party Parliamentary Group drives forward cross-party conversations on restorative justice and raises awareness.

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Victims Code of Practice

Victims’ rights and the minimum standard that organisations must provide to victims of crime.


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