Crime: Victims

Home Department written question – answered on 5th March 2007.

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Photo of Edward Garnier Edward Garnier Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of available evidence on (a) victims' willingness to participate in restorative justice processes and (b) the benefits victims feel they receive from the processes; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Gerry Sutcliffe Gerry Sutcliffe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Government have invested £5 million in the crime reduction programme restorative justice pilots and their evaluation. These pilots delivered restorative justice at all stages of the criminal justice system and to both juveniles and adults. The second (of four) research reports was published in February 2006, 'Restorative justice in practice—findings from the second phase of the evaluation of three schemes', Home Office Research Findings No 274. This report found that victims were prepared to participate in the restorative justice process and that victim participation was very high where cases involved young offenders. The third research report on victim and offender satisfaction is expected to be published later this year.

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Yogi Com
Posted on 6 Mar 2007 3:51 pm (Report this annotation)

Gerry Sutcliffe know he is telling lies to other ministers as he is well aware of the victims of neville husband a prison officer who sexually abused we believe hundreds of young and vulnerable inmates of Medomsley Detention Centre.

He must have read the documention that supports our claim and in doing so he will have clearly seen that most of the other officers who served at the Centre more than knew what Husband was doing and the abuses going on, and the many young boys who were sexually abused, raped and buggered, He will also be aware that some of these officers are still employed by the prison service today.

We think that his excuse that finding these officers would not be cost effective will be seen as him telling more lies when everyone knows that the home office have records for their employee's who have been in receipt of a pension.

Futhermore the victims of Neville Husband and the home office, prison service have had no help or support whatsoever in the four years that Husband has been in prison....

Yogi Com
Posted on 6 Mar 2007 4:00 pm (Report this annotation)

Tim Newell of restorative justice fame was the Governor of Medosmlsey Detention Centre and a good friend of Neville Husband, writing and taking part in plays at the Shotley Bridge amature dramatics society.

He also told junior prison officers not to search the area's of the kitchen where Neville Husband was abusing boys.

Officer David McClure testified in Newcastle crown court as well as in his statements to the Consett Police.

Other officers also testified in court and in statements that they destroyed evidence.

These facts are known to Gerry Sutcliffe...

Michael McManus
Posted on 6 Mar 2007 4:05 pm

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Yogi Com
Posted on 6 Mar 2007 4:11 pm (Report this annotation)

please sign our petiton..

Bringing to an end the situation where Lawyers, Courts,Police Social Services, and other state institutions can choose not to help the victims of sexual abuse of children while in youth custody, children's homes, and foster care.