Source: (2010) Resolution: News from the Restorative Justice Council. Winter:8.

Adult prisoner and victim mediation was jointly commissioned by the Sheppey Prison Cluster (Kent) and Kent Probation in 2008. This initiative between HM Prison Service Sheppey Cluster, Kent Probation and the Mediation Services of Kent and Medway builds on joint work already undertaken and takes forward the shared priority of improving an offender’s victim empathy to promote a reduction in re-offending and enable them to resettle more effectively into society. It also aims to reduce the fear of crime for the victim in allowing them to safely confront their issues about a crime committed against them. (excerpt)