Police and Crime Commissioners are responsible for commissioning Restorative Justice schemes in their force area.
The PCC has commissioned Restorative Solutions to provide this service, in partnership with SALUS, in Kent from 1 October 2017. This new model will:
• Reduce the harm caused to individuals and communities as a result of crime
• Support victims' long term recovery
• Support offenders to understand the effect of their actions
• Restore confidence in the criminal justice system
In the long term it is hoped the scheme will reduce crime rates. Evidence shows that offenders who have to face up to their victims are less likely to commit more crimes.