The success of Restorative Justice in Bradford in the form of Neighbourhood Resolution Panels (NRP) has been recognised nationally, with the Bradford project winning The Howard League for Penal Reform Community Programmes Award in the Restorative Justice category.

Those involved in the Bradford NRP include West Yorkshire Police, Bradford City Council, Probation, social housing groups including Accent Housing and the West Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company and, most importantly, 70-plus trained volunteers from various backgrounds.

The project has a staggering 90 per cent victim satisfaction rate. Up to 97 per cent of those who have been through the process have not reoffended or had need for further intervention.

I have also commissioned a Restorative Justice Service Unit in Bradford that will recruit and train volunteers....

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