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Conference to help develop a regional approach to restorative justice

Nottinghamshire’s two top policing figures will be speaking at a Restorative Justice conference attended by a wide range of delegates from the world of criminal justice.

Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping and Chief Constable Chris Eyre are to address the all-day Facing up to Offending conference on December 3 in Nottingham. The event organisers – No Offence! – are now taking bookings from across the UK.

Mr Tipping commented: “Restorative justice sees offenders come face to face with their victims, enabling the offender to see the harm caused and apologise for what they have done.

“This can have a cathartic effect on victims and is a highly successful way of addressing wrong doing. Research shows that offenders given the opportunity of listening to their victims’ point of view and making amends for their criminal behaviour are less likely to re-offend.”

The Nottinghamshire Commissioner is jointly hosting the conference with No Offence! to bring people together from across the country to examine the findings of the Facing up to Offending review. The aim is to look at how the findings can benefit the development of a clear and consistent strategy for both regional and local use of restorative justice.

Other speakers will be from Greater Manchester Police, the Restorative Justice Council, The Forgiveness Project and Restorative Justice Solutions.

Anyone with an interest in restorative justice can register for the event on the No Offence! website www.no-offence.org.  The conference will be at Nottinghamshire Golf & Country Club.

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Posted on Tuesday 29th October 2013
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