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Restorative justice inquiry launch

6 November 2015

The Justice Committee launches inquiry into restorative justice.

Background to inquiry

The Justice Committee has decided to hold an inquiry into restorative justice. The Committee welcomes views on any aspects of the use or potential use of restorative justice in the criminal justice system, but would be particularly interested in submissions addressing the following points.

Terms of reference

  • Progress made by the Government in implementing the Restorative Justice Action Plan 2014, including any changes that have been made to this plan
  • How the entitlements to restorative justice in the Victims' Code are working, and their implications for any such entitlements in any future Victims' Law
  • The impact and effectiveness of the National Offender Management Service's restorative justice programme to promote the development of victim-offender conferencing
  • The effectiveness of delivery of restorative justice across the range of service providers and funding arrangements, including provision made by Police and Crime Commissioners, the Prison Service, the National Probation Service, and Community Rehabilitation Companies.

Submitting written evidence

The deadline for written submissions to be made is 31 January 2016.

Written submissions should be made via the web portal.

Further information

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