“The young people who caused the damage were told that they would be
subject to the normal prosecution if they failed to assist the rangers
to a satisfactory level, or were rude or unhelpful.
“The rangers were very pleased with the work of the teenagers and with
the way in which this crime was resolved. We have also received positive
feedback from the suspects’ parents who were happy that their children
were given an opportunity to make up for their wrongdoing without going
through the criminal justice system.”
The restorative justice
project, introduced by Derbyshire Constabulary, has been running since
the beginning of April, 2009, and thousands of cases across the county
have been dealt with by this method.
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