I want them to know how
they made me feel
Restorative Justice gives victims of crime the opportunity
to communicate with the person responsible.
I feel stronger than I did.
I’d really recommend it.
Restorative Justice gives victims of crime a positive
outcome and it helps reduce reoffending too.
I want to know why this
happened to me
Restorative Justice allows victims of crime the
chance to resolve unanswered questions.
About RJ

Restorative Justice is a victim-focused approach that empowers victims of crime by giving them the opportunity to communicate with the person responsible. It is provided by the Mayor for West Yorkshire Tracy Brabin.

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Why RJ Works
85% of victims are happy Of those victims who participate
85% are happy with the process
14% reduction in reoffending Restorative Justice reduces
reoffending by 14%
Provided by the Mayor Provided by
the Mayor
Reduces the impact of crime in West Yorkshire Reduces the impact
of crime in West Yorkshire
Provided by the police and crime commissioner Benefits the
general public

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Case Studies

A burglary case in West Yorkshire

John burgled Lucy’s home when she was outside hanging out her washing. When she came inside, she found him standing in her property. She describe...

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A Domestic Argument

Ann and her son, Nicky, had been enjoying an evening in together.  As the evening progressed, an argument started, which then escalated. ...

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A Non-Recent Child Sexual Abuse Case

A complaint of historical sexual abuse was reported to the police by two sisters who accused their stepfather of sexually touching them when they w...

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A Serious Assault Case

Caroline’s world was turned upside down when Simon, her partner, was punched in the face and knocked to the ground as he walked home from a night...

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A Street Robbery

Daniel contacted the Restorative Justice team after he committed a street robbery on Carl. “The p...

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A Traffic Offence Case

Anne, 65, contacted the service, as she was interested in Restorative Justice. Her husband, Brian, 63, had been killed in a traffic collision 18 mo...

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Death By Dangerous Driving

The RJ service received an enquiry from a Victim Liaison Officer from the National Probation Service detailing that there were two females she wa...

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What People Say About RJ

The restorative justice process has made me really think about the consequences of my actions.

John, offender

Restorative Justice has really helped. It has given me closure, and I feel much more positive.

Lucy, burglary victim

Now we can get on with our lives without the burden of what happened grinding us down.

Abuse victim

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