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Empowering People, Changing Lives

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently met staff from Remedi, an independent voluntary sector organisation that provides a range of restorative justice services to victims and offenders in South Yorkshire. Restorative justice seeks to help the recovery and empowerment of victims, and the re-integration of offenders into the community.

The staff informed Meg about the wide range of restorative justice services they provide for both adults and young people. She was impressed to hear about the meticulous preparation undertaken by Remedi before offenders and victims are brought together. They were very keen to emphasise the idea of ‘rebuilding communities’ as underpinning their approach, and highlighted that in many cases there was a real willingness on the part of victims to help offenders.

Meg was interested to hear about Remedi’s innovative proposals on the possibility of investigating restorative justice pre-conviction which would be implemented post-sentence. They also highlighted the success of restorative justice in reducing reoffending pointing out that over a six month period in which 59 offenders were referred to them, 67% have not reoffended; a higher rate than for sentences without a restorative justice element.

Meg said:

“It was fascinating to learn about the services Remedi provide and how they can benefit both victims and offenders. I was particularly impressed with their focus on community. I think this ethos will become increasingly important particularly in light of the Government’s recent reforms which may see essential components of our criminal justice system hived off to large corporate organisations.”

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Meg with Nicola Bancroft, Nicole Slater, Catherine Harban and Chris Hickin

Meg with Nicola Bancroft, Nicole Slater, Catherine Harban and Chris Hickin


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