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Weekly Edition - Published 14 November 2015


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Commissioner champions restorative justice in Lancashire

THE Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw is championing restorative justice in Lancashire, as part of this year’s International Restorative Justice Week. The campaign week takes place between 15 and 22 November to celebrate and raise awareness of the process, how it works and how it can benefit victims of crime.  The theme of this year's week of action is 'I've got something to say' to highlight how restorative justice can give victims a voice and help them move forward with their lives.  Restorative Justice (RJ) gives victims of crime the opportunity to meet with the person that committed the crime against them and a chance to explain the real impact the crime has had on their lives. It is a chance to ask questions and get some of the answers that may be needed in order to move on from a crime. The process also helps offenders to understand the effects their crimes have had on the victims and their families and is an effective tool in stopping people from re-offending.

Clive Grunshaw, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire said:- "I want victims to know they have a voice and that they will be listened to. I strongly believe that victims have a right to get the answers to their questions following a crime. Restorative Justice is an important tool in ensuring that happens. It forms a key part of my victims' and witnesses' strategy, and I have allocated over £55,000 to develop an RJ Team and support the development of more Community Restorative Justice Panels across Lancashire. I am confident this is a positive step toward making our communities better, safer places to live, and to giving victims of crime and antisocial behaviour a real voice. Most of our Police Officers in Lancashire have been trained in restorative justice and are involved in raising awareness, facilitating Restorative Justice Conferences or signposting victims to the specialist RJ Team."

The growing number of Community Restorative Justice Panels indicates a willingness by local volunteers to become involved in facilitating the process in their area and they are already receiving referrals from a range of organisations such as the Local Council, housing associations, local businesses as well as the Police.

You can follow the activities around Restorative Justice Week on social media using #RJweek2015. To find out more about restorative justice in Lancashire and how to access it please visit the PCC's website.


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