Restorative Justice

What is Restorative Justice?

Restorative processes bring those harmed by crime or conflict, and those responsible for the harm, into communication, enabling everyone affected by a particular incident to play a part in repairing the harm and finding a positive way forward.

In criminal justice, restorative processes give victims the chance to tell offenders the real impact of their crime and to get answers to their questions. Restorative justice holds offenders to account for what they have done, helps them understand the real impact of what they've done, to take responsibility and make amends.

Restorative processes are increasingly being used in schools, care homes and the wider community to address conflict, build understanding and strengthen relationships with young people. In these contexts it is also known by the names 'restorative approaches' and 'restorative practices'.

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Restorative Justice Services


You are able to access advice and guidance on Restorative Justice by contacting Surrey's Restorative Justice Hub. The hub provides a point of contact for victims, offenders or agencies acting on their behalf to requestion restorative justice.

Enquiries can be made by phone or on-line as follows:

Telephone: 01372 371611


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You are able to access advice and guidance on Restorative Justice by contacting your local Restorative Justice Hub in Sussex. There are three of these located across Sussex at Brighton, Bexhill and Bognor. The best way to get in touch with staff within the hubs is either email or call them using the contact addresses and numbers below.  

East Sussex  

Telephone: 101 Ext. 564101

West Sussex

Telephone: 101 Ext. 531264 / 585416

Brighton & Hove


Telephone:101 Ext. 550318

Additionally, if you have been a recent victim of crime,  the police officer dealing with your case, the victim liaison officer or witness care officer will be able to assist.

Alternatively, the Office of the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) will be able to help you get in touch with your nearest Restorative Justice service provider. Tel 01273 481561

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