Restorative Justice and women offenders

The Restorative Justice Council has today published ‘Making restorative justice work for women who have offended’, a new research report that sets out a series of recommendations for practitioners and policy makers on how to improve female offenders’ access to and experiences of restorative justice.

The report recommends that all female offenders should be offered a chance to take part in restorative justice, calls for partnerships to be developed between women’s centres and restorative justice services to ensure that women taking part in restorative justice can access appropriate support, and highlights the need for restorative justice practitioners to be aware of the particular needs of women who have offended.

Read ‘Working with women who offend: a guide for Restorative Justice practitioners’.