Solution Talk | Our Services
We empower people affected by crime or anti social behaviour and work with them to help them achieve restoration, reconciliation and healing.
Restorative Justice is a fair process that gives people the opportunity to come together to tell their story and gives the harmed person the chance to ask questions, have them answered and have a say in how the wrongdoer can repair the harm done. For the wrongdoer they get the opportunity to take responsibility for their actions and offer to make amends.
Our facilitators meet with all those involved in the incident individually and then if appropriate, will organise a Restorative Conference. At the conference everyone will be invited to describe the incident and how they have been affected by it. Discussion will then focus on what can be done to repair the harm caused and any agreements reached, will be recorded and all those present will receive a copy of the agreement.
A restorative intervention can only take place if the wrongdoer admits that an offence has taken place, or that harm has been cause and if either the harmed person or wrongdoer request it and a referral is made to our service.
MEDIATION & RESTORATIVE JUSTICE TESTIMONIALS
"The service provided me with information about the situation I would not have received without it. It enabled me to communicate with my son on these matters and it enabled me to handle a difficult situation and alter the outcome"Feedback from a Greater Manchester resident following participation in a Restorative Justice Conference
Thanks again for facilitating the mediation session between (xxx) and me today. It was a really proactive and positive conversation, and I appreciate the way it was handled sensitively and supportively by both of you"
"The mediation seems to have cleared the air and allowed both parties to reset their relationship .. the process has been a great success so far. Thank you for such a skilled service. Well worth the money".
"Julie and Laura put us both very quickly at ease and created the right conditions for open dialogue to take place. Thank you" and "Laura and Julie were both lovely and understanding and immediately put me at ease to discuss what had been a very difficult situation, and helped me evaluate this from all sides and begin the process of moving on"