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Why do it?

Studies show restorative justice conferencing, which can only work if both parties agree to it, not only improves victim care and satisfaction, but reduces levels of post-traumatic stress and re-offending.


Gaining an insight into why someone committed an offence against you can make you feel very different about it. This film may help you to further understand how it works.


If restorative justice conferencing  is applicable it will be highlighted by the officer investigating your case who will  provide you with the appropriate leaflet from our CARE suite of printed information.


Youth offending services  (YOS) in Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire and Luton lead Restorative Justice Conferences in all cases where the offender is a juvenile.


However, thanks to funding from the Ministry of Justice and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) we can now offer it to anyone – young or old – who had had an offence committed against them by an adult.


The OPCC has appointed not-for-profit national experts Restorative Solutions CIC to deliver Restorative Justice 


"They kept me informed and came back to me with information as they said they would.”