The book covers every stage of the process, from how a facilitator should prepare for taking on a new case, through initial contacts with victim and offender and facilitating meetings, to recording and evaluating a case. While acknowledging throughout the different possible ways of proceeding, the authors provide example prompts for steps such as writing to a victim for the first time, talking to the victim and offender ahead of their meeting, and initiating meetings. They use jargon-free language and provide helpful task checklists for speed and ease of reference.
This is an invaluable companion for youth offending team workers, probation officers, prison staff, police, referral order volunteers, mediators and any professional needing to know about restorative justice.
Pete Wallis is Senior Practitioner (Restorative Justice) for Oxfordshire Youth Offending Service UK and a founding member of the charity SAFE! Support for young people affected by crime. He has written and co-written several books on restorative justice and related topics for JKP.
Barbara Tudor is Area Victim/Offender Development Officer for the National Probation Service, West Midlands, UK.