We offer Restorative Justice to residents of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, who have been Victims of crime. This is delivered by trained specialist Restorative Justice Practitioners and can be conducted through a face to face meeting, letter writing or a shuttle mediation process. We work closely with key partners throughout Nottinghamshire, such as the Police, Youth Offending Teams and Probation services.
Whilst we are victim led in all of our work, we can also accept referrals from Offenders who are interested in participating – but stress that it is entirely voluntary and cannot go ahead unless the Victim consents and is happy to go ahead with the process.
We have successfully facilitated many interventions, and all those who participated stated they felt they benefited from the process.
Victim First provides a safe environment for Restorative Justice to take place. As a victim of crime, we listen to what happened and how it has affected your life. We explain what is involved in Restorative Justice and the different approaches available to you. It is an opportunity where you can talk about the incident and the harm caused, the impact of the actions along with an opportunity to ask any questions you may have, in the hope of providing a means of closure and the chance to move forward with your life. We have a Specialist Restorative Justice Caseworker who you can talk too to explain what is involved and the benefits of this voluntary process.