Ministry of Justice

Restorative justice and reoffending

Date: 16 June 2008


An evaluation of the impact of restorative justice in reducing reoffending.

Does restorative justice affect reconviction? The fourth report from the evaluation of three schemes.

This is the fourth report on the evaluation of three restorative justice schemes funded under the Home Office's Crime Reduction Programme from mid-2001.

Earlier reports have examined how the schemes were implemented, participants' expectations and take-up rates and victims' and offenders' views on the process and outcomes. This fourth report focuses on one of the key original aims of the Home Office funding, whether restorative justice reduces reoffending and/or provides value for money.

This is a key piece of work that adds to the evidence base on 'what works' to reduce reoffending.