Referring to an Ipsos MORI poll commissioned by the RJC, Jon goes on to discuss public perceptions of restorative justice, and highlights work which needs to be done. The polling showed that three quarters of the public support the idea that victims should have a right to meet their offender, but Jon adds: “Only about one in five people knew what the term restorative justice meant, so there’s still quite a lot more work to do to explain to people what RJ is, because when you do explain it, they support the fundamental principles behind it.”

The RJC is currently carrying out extensive mapping of restorative justice provision in the UK to expand on the work carried out by Ipsos MORI.

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