Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice gives victims the chance to tell offenders the real impact of their crimes, and to get answers to their questions. It gives offenders the chance to understand the real impact of what they've done and to do something to repair the harm. Restorative Justice holds offenders to account for the offences they have committed, personally and directly, and helps victims to get on with their lives.

Restorative Gloucestershire is a group of statutory and voluntary sector partners who have come together to offer all people who come into contact with the criminal Justice System in Gloucestershire an opportunity to participate in restorative intervention. 

If you have been a victim of crime and the offender has admitted guilt for the offence you may be able to let them know how you have been affected and get answers to any questions you have. 

Likewise, if you are an offender (or family member who thinks this is fitting) you may be able let the victim know you wish to explain and apologise through correspondence with Restorative Gloucestershire.  This may be done by letters or in a face to face meeting.  All correspondence is confidential and any meetings thoroughly risk assessed.  No personal information is passed on without permission.