The Power of Restorative Justice to Heal in Cases Involving Homicide

This case came to the Essex Restorative and Mediation Service more than 10 years after the incident. The parents of a murder victim were seeking answers as to why their child had lost their life and had been unable to obtain those answers up until this point. They were hoping a restorative approach might help. […]

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Intrafamilial Restorative Justice

Background Abbey and her son Michael* have been referred to us by the police. Michael suffers from Autism, ADHD, and social anxiety and has trouble controlling his emotions which often leads to flare ups between him and his mother, particularly when he is feeling anxious. Michael’s medication had recently been reduced and he was due […]

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A Restorative Approach to Hate Crime

*Names have been changed* One Saturday afternoon, Gulshan* was returning from a counselling session which had been a particularly difficult one. She had stopped to pick up some shopping on her way home and was fixing her headscarf while she waited at the till when she heard a member of staff in the shop comment […]

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