Restorative Justice Pilot Schemes

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 19th October 2010.

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Photo of Nick Herbert Nick Herbert Minister of State (Ministry of Justice and Home Office) , The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice 2:30 pm, 19th October 2010

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Pre-sentence restorative justice for adults was trialled as part of a Home Office crime reduction programme that ran between 2001 and 2004. A youth restorative disposal has also been piloted, allowing police officers to resolve minor first-time offences by young people using restorative techniques. We are currently ensuring that the pilot is independently evaluated.