Restorative justice Contents


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction

The Committee’s inquiry

What is restorative justice?

The landscape of restorative justice

Recent developments in the restorative justice landscape

Entitlements under the Victims’ Code

2 The evidence base for restorative justice

The effectiveness of restorative justice in reducing reoffending

Benefits to victims

3 The effectiveness of the restorative justice landscape

The objectives of the Ministry of Justice Action Plan

Equal access

Geographic access

Different stages of the criminal justice system

Types of offence

Age of the offender

Data sharing

Awareness and understanding

Are victims being informed about restorative justice?


Standards of restorative justice provision

Measuring effectiveness of restorative justice provision

Offender management services

The NOMS Capacity Building Programme

The role of offender management services

4 The Victims’ Code and the Victims’ Law

Entitlements under the Victims’ Code

The Victims’ Law

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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18 August 2016