In criminal justice, restorative practice is widely known as restorative justice. Restorative justice gives victims the chance to meet or communicate with their offenders in a controlled environment, to explain the impact of the crime - it empowers victims by giving them a voice. It holds offenders to account for what they have done and helps them take responsibility and make amends.
We use restorative practice in early interventions to keep young people out of the criminal justice system, this includes restorative practice in schools, care homes and the community, as well as in crime prevention activities.
(RAIS) Restorative practice in schools programme provides staff with the skills and knowledge to successfully tackle conflict and behavioural problems. The aim is to avoid situations in which schools are obliged to resort to punitive measures of behavioural management such as exclusion, by empowering teachers, parents and pupils to tackle problems at school level.