DLNR Community Rehabilitation Company
The DLNR CRC can offer Restorative Justice Approaches to all Offenders with an identified Victim, whereby the perpetrator accepts responsibility for their offence and is willing to make amends. This service is also offered to our National Probation Service colleagues for any of their Service Users. There are just two Restorative Justice Facilitators that can work with cases in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland- namely Louise Cassie and Ruth Wilkinson. The Service is victim led and our referrals will normally come from the Offenders themselves or through the Victim Contact Team within the NPS. We are formally trained to facilitate face to face conferences or engage in shuttle mediation whereby questions and answers are taken to and from the Victim and the Perpetrator. We also facilitate apology letter writing. Alongside this we also offer a five session group work intervention to Offenders called ‘Making Amends’ which introduces them to experiences/consequences of crime for victims and the ripple effect this can have. It also provides insight into Restorative Justice approaches and enables them to decide if they would like to pursue this for their own offences. This intervention can be delivered both in a prison setting and /or the community.