Restorative justice is a balanced and impactful way to resolve issues safely and effectively.
Restorative justice (RJ) brings those harmed by crime or conflict and those responsible for the harm into communication, enabling everyone affected by a particular incident to play a part in repairing the harm and finding a positive way forward. This is part of a wider field called restorative approaches or practices.
In the past few years, the UK youth and more recently adult justice systems have increased opportunities for restorative interventions across sectors, from anti-social behaviour to prisons based work. The Victims Code means that victims have the right to request quality assured and safe restorative justice where it is available, for all offences. Wales Restorative Approaches Partnership believes that restorative justice, and wider restorative approaches, should be made available to all affected by harm, and that the intervention should be bespoke to the needs of those involved.
We believe organisations offering restorative services should be quality assured to ensure safe and effective practice. Because of this, WRAP holds the Restorative Services Quality Mark from the Restorative Justice Council, the only restorative service agency in Wales to do so. We are members of the Restorative Justice Council, and abide by all its standards and guidelines.
All of our delivery practitioners are affiliated members of the Restorative Justice council, and our lead practitioners hold the RJC accredited practitioner status.
Our team includes strategic leads, practitioners and trainers, ex-offenders and recovered victims, with extensive experience of prisons and community safety based restorative interventions. We can work with sensitive and complex cases, including domestic abuse. We offer all aspects of criminal justice restorative work, including design and delivery of bespoke interventions and programmes, strategic development, and partnership working.
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