Why this is a priority objective
The Government objective for reducing crime and reducing the number of victims shows a continued focus on re-offending.
For adult offenders it is necessary to continue our approach to prioritise the effective management of the most difficult, chaotic and persistent offenders. We will expand our integrated offender management principles to a wider cohort and for those young people who offend we will continue to reduce the number of children and young people entering the criminal justice system.
Our long term priorities are to:
- Prevent intergenerational offending
- Prevent repeat offending
Repairing the Harm
Launch of a new film - Repairing the harm. Using restorative approaches with offenders and victims in County Durham.
A transcript of the film can be downloaded below.
A Restorative Approach brings people harmed by crime or conflict and those responsible for the harm together, enabling everyone affected by the incident to play a part in repairing the harm and finding a positive way forward.
The film is a case study of one restorative justice meeting between offender and victim.