“Use of Restorative Justice” – President Comments
Today the HMIC has published their Joint Inspection Report – Facing Up To Offending: Use of restorative justice in the criminal justice system.
The aim of the review was to identify the benefits of restorative justice practices across the criminal justice system. It was a joint inspection, carried out by HMIC, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation, Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons.
To view a copy of the review click here.
Following publication of the report, the Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales has restated its full support for the use of restorative justice, where appropriate, and welcomes the recommendations within it.
Association President Derek Barnett says:
“The benefits of restorative justice for both victims and offenders are well evidenced, and the introduction of a College of Policing later this year should enable the police service to ensure a more consistent approach to restorative justice as well as the ability to further develop research in this area through links with academia. Furthermore, the implementation of the recommendations in this report that extend to other criminal justice agencies will help more victims to recover from the impact of crime, and more offenders to understand the impact of their actions on others.”