Publications and Videos

As part of our vision for all victims of crime to be aware of the benefits of Restorative Justice and have access to restorative approaches to help repair harm, we work to inform, share best practice and disseminate information as widely as possible.  We provide here access to a number of publications and videos that will allow you to explore Restorative Justice more deeply. Also supplied are links to external websites. These are supplied in good faith, with a view to helping and informing you, however we do not take responsibility for the contents or reliability of external websites and may not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them.

Leaflets and Publications

Publications

In June 2008 the Ministry of Justice published Professor Joanna Shapland’s 4th and final report on the evaluation of three restorative justice schemes – view a copy

If you would like to view a copy of Restorative Justice and Recidivism: Investigating the Impact of Victim-Preference for Level of Engagement (Dr. Nadia Wager) please click here.

Thames Valley Partnership was involved with an EU funded collaboration which explored the implementation of the EU directive (2012/29/EU) establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime and promoted access to Restorative Justice for victims. We piloted the offer of Restorative Justice to victims of crime and the two articles below describe our findings.

  1. European Forum Newsletter
  2. Restoring the Balance.

Wait ‘til Eight
An essential guide to NOMS victim-offender restorative justice conferencing implementation, is a key resource for restorative justice providers in the UK and internationally. It was developed by the Thames Valley Partnership Restorative Justice Service and funded through the NOMS Restorative Justice Capacity Building Programme. Wait ‘til Eight includes fundamental  advice, checklists, templates and start-up guidance on the eight minimum foundations that need to be in place before trained staff can be expected to undertake effective and sustainable victim-offender conferencing. Find copies here.

Leaflets

Download our information leaflets

Information for victims
Information for offenders
Information for those involved in the criminal justice system

Videos

The Woolf Within – an immensely rich video case study

Useful links

Restorative Justice Council
Ministry of Justice
Thames Valley Partnership
WhyMe?
The Forgiveness Project