Guidance

Arrange for offenders to meet their victims

Find out about how to plan and manage meetings between offenders and their victims, sometimes called 'restorative justice'.

Documents

Wait til eight: an essential start-up guide to NOMS RJ scheme implementation

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Wait til eight: management and planning checklist

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Wait til eight: guidance appendices

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Detail

Restorative justice (RJ) schemes - where offenders meet their victims face-to-face - aim to reduce reoffending.

Find detailed advice, checklists, example forms, models, standards and legislative guidance in Thames Valley Partnership’s guide ‘Wait ‘til eight: an essential start-up guide to NOMS RJ scheme implementation’.

You’ll find out how to take 8 steps to make sure you establish safe, effective practices:

  1. Set up a management and planning group.
  2. Set up a case identification system.
  3. Match need with resources and staffing.
  4. Develop information-sharing agreements with staff, partners and agencies.
  5. Carry out risk assessments.
  6. Begin to engage victims and offenders.
  7. Set up systems to record and evaluate RJ meetings.
  8. Plan how to feed your RJ work into the wider offender management system.