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Statement from the Police and Crime Commissioner

Response to Why Me Valuing Victims Report, 17th October 2017

I am confident that victims of crime wishing to take part in restorative justice in Cambridgeshire receive appropriate support to do so. In fact, the efforts of the Constabulary-led, multi-agency Restorative Justice (RJ) Hub were recognised earlier this year by the Restorative Justice Council. The award, the Restorative Service Quality Mark recognises the county-wide service provides safe, high quality restorative practice and meets a set of strict standards.

Ensuring victims of crime in Cambridgeshire are able to meet their offender in a restorative justice conference at a time that is right for them remains one of my Police and Crime Plan priorities.

I am confident that our volunteer-based service is equally as effective as those costing more money in other parts of the country. The RJ service is just one aspect of our end to end support service for victims of crime which was recently highlighted as good practice by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary.