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Restorative justice brings those harmed by crime, and those responsible for that harm, into communication with each other.
This contact can offer victims the opportunity to be heard, to ask questions of the offender, and to have their say in the resolution.
It has a proven, significant impact in supporting victims in achieving closure by allowing them to move on with their lives with 85% of participating victims indicating that they would recommend it to others.
A victim of burglary that attended a recent restorative justice meeting in West Yorkshire said: "I can now leave the house without thinking there might be someone in it when I return. It has really helped, it has given me closure, and I feel much more positive.
Mark has commissioned Restorative Solutions to provide the first ever county-wide restorative justice programme in West Yorkshire.
If you have been a victim of a crime in West Yorkshire and you are interested in finding out more about Restorative Justice you can learn more by visiting http://www.rjwestyorkshire.org.uk or you can contact the service by telephone on 0800 783 1550.