Our Community Justice Panels bring victims and wrongdoers together to resolve conflict and harm caused by anti-social behaviour and crime. They encourage wrongdoers to apologise and make amends to their victim and community. Problems they deal with include:

  • neighbour disputes
  • criminal damage
  • thefts
  • assaults

The process

  • everyone involved agrees to take part in the Community Justice Panel
  • the wrongdoer must admit that they have caused harm
  • each party can bring a supporter with them
  • everyone is given a chance to speak and agrees how to resolve the problem
  • the victim and wrongdoer sign a Community Justice Agreement (CJPA)

Volunteer

If you would like to become a volunteer facilitator, please get in touch. You will have an informal interview with the Community Justice Panel coordinators. Successful candidates will be offered a place on a three-day training course.

Community Justice Panel

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