IT IS a simple idea really. You get the culprit to meet the victim and apologise,. As well as apologise, you get the culprit to listen to how the crime impacted on the victims life.
Recently, a teenager met their victim in Corringham during a Fire Training week at Corringham Fire Station.
The idea originated from the Maori system of justice in New Zealand and has been used successfully all over the world, in particular in Red Hook in Brooklyn.
YT spoke to Paula Gates from the Youth Offending Service about the use of restorative justice and asked where it sits in addressing rehabilitating young offenders in the borough.