Victims and Restorative Justice

The Restorative Justice (RJ) process provides opportunities for the victim, young person and members of the community to communicate and agree how to deal with the offence and its consequences.

The aim of Restorative Justice is to -

  • put things right and fix relationships between everyone involved
  • make sure that the views of everyone involved are listened to and acted on
  • achieve a positive outcome for all involved


Victims of youth crime should be asked by the police if they consent to HYJS contacting them so that they can take part in a restorative process. If you are a victim of an offence and would like to take part in the process you can contact the police officer dealing with the case and ask them to pass on your details to us. All victims of youth crime have a right to take part in this process.


The Hull Youth Justice Service has a dedicated victim liaison officer who contacts victims of crime to offer them the opportunity to take part in a restorative process and keep them informed about the young person’s progress with the service.