Restorative Justice

Justice written question – answered on 15th July 2008.

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Photo of Paul Holmes Paul Holmes Liberal Democrat, Chesterfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent consideration he has given to the use of restorative justice practices in the criminal justice system.

Photo of David Hanson David Hanson The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The Government are considering any encouragement they can provide to support continued growth of adult restorative justice, taking account of the research report published on 16 June on its impact on reoffending. Restorative justice is embedded in youth justice. Pilots of a new out of court disposal started in April 2008.

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