"Restorative justice brings those harmed by crime or conflict and those responsible for the harm into communication, enabling everyone affected by a particular incident to play a part in repairing the harm and finding a positive way forward. This is part of a wider field called restorative practice."
- Restorative Justice Council 2021
What is the Restorative work we do?
Restorative Gloucestershire undertake both Restorative Justice and Restorative Mediation case work.
The purpose of these Restorative processes is to explore the impact of what has happened, what harm has been caused, understand the needs of the people involved, and bring those harmed by crime or conflict, and those responsible for the harm, into communication.
This enables everyone affected by a particular incident to play a part in repairing the harm and finding a positive way forward.
Where can a Restorative Approach be used?
A restorative process is entirely voluntary and can be used in a number of different settings where conflict or harm has occurred, for example, schools, children’s homes, families, communities, and across the criminal justice system.
Restorative practices can address conflict, build understanding and strengthen relationships where appropriate.The approach is focused on enabling people to identify how harm has impacted on them and those around them, and determine what needs to happen in order to be able to move forward with their lives.
Who can access our services?
We accept self-referrals, or referrals through an agency or service.
We are a welcoming and inclusive service and welcome initial enquiries from any member of our Gloucestershire communities, we will work flexibly with participants in a way that is led by their unique and individual needs.
We do have an eligibility criteria, this can be found in full at the top of our referral form.
Also see our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy.
We are Gloucestershire's Restorative Practice centre of excellence, enabling people to safely share their experiences, be heard, redress power imbalance and find answers
What people say about us
Theft from Dwelling
"Very lovely ladies/facilitators and I was very pleased how the process works and how they deal with the situation. Very caring and thoughtful. Thank you very much for offering this service to my family. Facilitators are very lovely and worked very well with my family and I was very pleased how they approached my autistic son. Very excellent and I would recommend this to anyone."
"Feel we both reached the desired outcome. Resolved the issue and started better relations. Glad to be given the opportunity to talk to victim, state my side of story and also apologise. Positive about the future relations, this will continue to develop and grow. Consideration was given to both parties with realistic agreements. Thorough planning which created no unpleasant surprises on the day. Felt comfortable, an excellent process to resolve indifferences. Facilitators have been extremely approachable, considerate and thorough in their work. They made the process so much more bearable. No hesitation using this system/process again. A good way to resolve issues and to also learn from it."
Meet the Team
Our staff here at Restorative Gloucestershire is made up of the Central Hub Team and all of the wonderful volunteer practitioners
Restorative Justice Manager and Practitioner
Volunteer Manager and Practitioner
Hub Co-ordinator and Practitioner
Restorative Justice Practice Facilitator
Restorative Justice Case Co-ordinator and Practitioner
Restorative Justice Police Sergeant and Practitioner
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