For some victims, the opportunity to meet the person who has offended against them can be a significant, positive step to repairing the harm that they have experienced.
A trained facilitator will be involved in all the preparation, planning and after care of your process. Some victims might wish to work towards a face to face meeting with the offender but for others, this might not feel comfortable and they will be offered other forms of communication for example letters or video. Whatever you choose, you will never be left alone at any stage with the person who has committed a crime against you.
It is important to remember that for any communication to take place both the victim and offender have to want to take part. Any meeting provides a chance within a safe, controlled environment to talk and this can be particularly helpful if you are known to the offender .It is vital that the offender has admitted to the crime prior to any communication.
Restorative Cleveland is a partnership of the following orgainsations: