Introduction to the inquiry
The Restorative Justice APPG is launching an inquiry into the current state of Restorative Practices in the England and Wales. It will seek to take evidence from key stakeholders and reflect on the 2012 and 2017 government priorities (as established then) to review how these are progressing and what changes need to be made to improve the quality and availability of restorative justice and practices.
For the purposes of this inquiry, the Group have adopted the following definitions of restorative justice and restorative practice:
Restorative Justice is the broad philosophy which argues that those most affected by harm and conflict should be involved in communicating the causes and/or consequences and empowered to make decisions about how to respond to that harm and/or resolve conflict. This can take place in any setting i.e. criminal justice, education and health settings and even the workplace.
Restorative Practice includes all of those activities used to create a culture to proactively prevent harm and create resilient communities. This can include, but is not limited to, restorative dialogue, restorative leadership techniques, direct and indirect restorative processes.
The APPG is seeking evidence to address the following questions, which are separated into two sections; setting the scene and areas of discussion from within the Restorative community.
Within section one, setting the scene, the APPG is seeking evidence across all sectors including but not limited to criminal justice, education, health, social care and the workplace.
Section two, areas of discussion, focuses specifically on restorative justice and practices within the criminal justice sector.
The following questions can be answered by answering in the text box.
You do not have to answer every question, nor is there a minimum number of answers expected to be answered.