If an offence is committed against somebody living in the West Midlands by an offender aged 18 or over, delivery of Restorative Justice is coordinated by the West Midlands Restorative Justice Hub. If the offender is under 18, RJ is delivered by the local Youth Offending Service.
The Hub is a joint collaboration between three different services, depending on the type of offence:
- Remedi deals with criminal cases
- West Midlands Police deals with anti-social behaviour and other non-criminal offences
- The Pioneer Group deals with housing issues.
These RJ services are funded by the West Midlands Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner.
Ways to obtain RJ
Anyone based in the West Midlands who contacts the police about an incident, whether it is a criminal case or not, should be offered restorative justice. It it is not offered, victims can ask for it.
Alternatively, victims can contact the Hub via
- Email on email@example.com
- Free telephone on 0800 488 0894
Your request will be passed on to the appropriate service team who will get in touch to explain the process and decide the way forward.
No Payment Required
RJ requested by an individual in the West Midlands is free. Note that organisations such as housing associations can also ask for RJ services but may be asked to pay.