Remedy, the county's restorative justice organisation which works with police, had 186 victims referred to it between April and June this year and 53 opted for restorative justice. Of those, 11 opted for a direct face-to-face meeting with the offender and 42 opted for indirect contact, for example mediation carried out by Remedy.
Police give backing to new apology system
From the article by Sarah Bould in Easwood and Kimberly Advertiser:
Many more minor crimes in Nottinghamshire are being dealt with by the criminals saying 'sorry', to their victims.
Police hope the move will free up officers so they have more time to patrol the streets.
The 'restorative justice' initiative aims to deal swiftly with minor crimes, without the case going to court and has seen criminals being made to apologise or compensate their victims.