Youth Offending Service
5. Restorative justice
Restorative Justice provides opportunities for those directly affected by an offence to communicate through a face to face meeting. Its also an opportunity to comment indirectly on the Youth Offending Service (YOS) process with the young offender.
All victims of youth crime should be asked by the police whether they consent to the YOS contacting them in order to offer them the chance to take part in the restorative process. If this did not happen, contact the police officer dealing with the offence and ask them to pass on your details to the YOS.
Stockport YOS has dedicated victim workers seconded from Remedi. They contact victims of crime to offer them the opportunity to participate in a restorative process or even just to keep them informed about the young person's progress.