The initial meeting was the first time in Lancashire that a victim had gone into prison to meet the person who committed a crime against them.
….The burglar has since stayed away from crime and Mrs Foxley has been working with police to set up the countyâ€™s first Victim and Community Advisory Panel in Colne, to help police improve how crime is dealt with.
Lesley Miller, justice manager for Lancashire Constabulary, said: â€œThe meetings between Margaret and the offender have been filmed since the first time that they met.
â€œThe footage is now being edited and when it is completed we hope to use it to promote restorative justice with other agencies and in prisons.
â€œThe story of Margaret and the offender is an excellent example of how effective restorative justice can be.
â€œAlthough we can write about their meetings, to watch them and see the emotion captured on film really shows how well restorative justice works.â€
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