….Mr Rogers said; â€œI cannot say much about my meeting with Billy Upton because I have signed a confidentiality agreement but I can say it was a positive experience for both parties.
â€œFrom my point of view, I wanted to show Billy the full impact of his actions that night.
â€œRestorative Justice should be an option for all victims of crime. Many people see this as a soft option, but it really isnâ€™t. It gives offenders the opportunity to face up to their actions and the opportunity to say sorry.
â€œI know I took a lot of comfort from that meeting and I thank geraldine for all her support.â€
Geraldine, is Lancashire Probation Trustâ€™s Restorative Justice Manager and the news of her success comes just as the Trust becomes one of five Government pilot areas for restorative Justice nationally.
She said: â€œIâ€™m delighted that the work we have been doing to further restorative justice in Lancashire has been recognised.â€
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