The power of Restorative Approaches in:

          The Community                              Schools

Restorative justice is a process which gives victims, involved in a crime or conflict, the opportunity to meet or communicate with those who have offended against them in a safe way. Hear from 16yr old Alex Hands
The lives of two teenage girls collide after one of them is bullied by a gang. A tale of remorse, reconciliation and an unlikely friendship, based on real events. Part of a series examining the restorative justice process.

Officers of Derbyshire Constabulary and members of the public talk about their experiences with Restorative Justice - an alternative resolution process for low level crimes and anti-social behaviour. 

To help support Restorative Justice Week, we've launched our 'Giving Victims a Voice' campaign which aims to raise awareness about the benefits of Restorative Justice and what's involved in the process. Learn more at
Moving on shows Lucy, the victim of a mugging, replaying events endlessly in her mind. Only when she meets the mugger in a restorative justice conference is she able to put the incident behind her - it gives her a chance to explain the impact of the crime, and humanises him in the process.

Restorative Approaches at Grey Court Comprehensive and St Richard's Primary Schools People


Jazz Hands is a reconstruction of an incident where three primary school girls fall out in the playground over a dance routine. The headteacher uses an informal approach outside on a bench in the playground to resolve the situation.

Restorative Practice in Swansea

Restorative Practice at Carr Manor Primary School, Leeds


Restorative Justice is an alternative to the judicial system that is proving successful around the world in keeping youth offenders out of jail and reducing recidivism. A partner process, Restorative Circles, is a community-based system that supports those involved in conflict by bringing together the parties involved and creating conditions for mutually beneficial action.