Project information

Support restorative justice

Your support will help us to campaign for the widespread use of restorative justice, raise the profile of restorative justice in the media and with the public, and enable victims to access restorative justice wherever and whenever they need it.

December 2015 - December 2016

Charity information

Restorative Justice Council

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  • Need


    Victims of crime often have questions that only the person responsible can answer or simply want to make sure that person knows the harm they have caused. Worse, sometimes the justice system treats victims as little more than witnesses and can further victimize them.

    Offenders are not encouraged enough by the justice system to take responsibility for what they have done or to really think about who has been hurt or if there is anything they can do to put things right.


    Restorative justice gives victims the chance to meet or communicate with their offenders to explain the real impact of the crime – it empowers victims by giving them a voice.

    It also holds offenders to account for what they have done and helps them to take responsibility and make amends. Government research demonstrates that restorative justice provides an 85% victim satisfaction and reduces crime caused by reoffending by 14%.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To give victims access restorative justice wherever and whenever they need it.


    » Campaign for the widespread use of restorative justice, raise it's profile in the media and with the public and the government.
    » The RJC supports the development of safe, quality restorative practice to ensure where restorative justice is available it is of the highest standard.

    RJC is able to provide a national picture of where and when it is available. We want to see its availability increase until nobody is denied access to

  • Impact


    The ultimate aim of the RJC is to drive take-up and to enable safe, high quality restorative practice to develop and thrive.

    At present restorative justice is only available for some victims in some areas for some crime. Our work will ensure each year we move closer towards our vision where nobody will be denied access to restorative justice because of where they live, when they feel able to take part or the sort of crime they have suffered.


    Government support for restorative justice is new and building and awareness across all local areas is still building. We are helping the Ministry of Justice to spread awareness within government of the benefits of restorative justice to ensure this support continues. Restorative justice is sometimes misunderstood in the media and - the RJC works with journalists to raise awareness of all the people who have benefited from taking part in and the evidence that it works.


    Every year the RJC summarises its achievements and evidences its work though our impact report. The report is presented to our annual general meeting which anyone who supports restorative justice is welcome to attend.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £10,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £7,000 RJC team People who work for us to achieve our vision.
      £2,000 Direct costs Some money for using pay for publications, events and capturing people's stories
      £1,000 Overheads A contribution to the cost of running our organisation
  • Background


    The RJC works nationally from our small offices in London


    Victims and offenders who take part in restorative justice. The people who provide restorative justice services.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The RJC is the national charity for restorative justice.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Jon Collins

    Jon joined the RJC as CEO in May 2014 having previously worked for the Police Foundation and Criminal Justice Allaince. He is also a school governor.