15 Nov 2019

Dafydd Llywelyn, Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner, is asking for those who’ve experienced the benefits of the restorative justice process to come forward and participate in an online conversation.  He’s also keen to hear from victims of crime who’ve been offered restorative justice but have chosen not to take it up, in order to learn what improvements could be made.

A team from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and Dyfed-Powys Police will be hosting an online chat this Wednesday, 20 November from 1:15pm – 2pm. To get involved, email opcc@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk.  You will be provided with a link to the conversation – it’s really easy to take part. 

Restorative Justice is a process that brings together those affected by crime and those that are responsible for the harm, empowering everyone affected to have a part in repairing the harm and finding a positive way forward. Restorative Justice Week 2019 starts this Sunday 18th and runs for eight days. The week highlights opportunities available to victims to be heard in the criminal justice process.

Speaking ahead of Restorative Justice Week, Dafydd Llywelyn said:

“I’m keen to ensure victims have a voice in the criminal justice process and restorative justice can be a vital part of the victim’s journey. I want to hear about their first-hand experiences and if restorative justice is being offered at the most appropriate time for them.

“The experience of those who have found themselves to be a victim of crime should be at the centre of how services to support them are constructed – this week’s online conversation is an important step in how the use of restorative justice continues to evolve.”