A PIONEERING scheme that brings offenders face to face with their victims is launched in Middlesbrough next week.
The approach – known as Restorative Justice – is gaining momentum and is increasingly seen as an important tool in the fight against crime and reducing re-offending rates.
It is becoming a key element in the criminal justice system as part of the Youth Offending, Probation, Prison and Police services.
Former offender Peter Woolf will attend next week’s launch in Middlesbrough to explain how Restorative Justice changed his life.
The new Middlesbrough Restorative Justice scheme is the first of its kind in the Cleveland area, offering an exciting opportunity to create a real change to the criminal justice system that will have lasting benefits for victims, offenders and communities throughout Middlesbrough.