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Our work in the criminal justice system

Space2face carries out individual Restorative Justice work with clients involved in the criminal justice system. This can be a current or previous involvement.


We work with all those involved in an offence in a three-stage process - this is most usually the person responsible (offender), the person, business, or organisation harmed (victim), but it can also involve the families, friends and communities of all those involved. In separate meetings with all participants, we look at:

  • the Facts - what happened,

  • the Consequences of what happened, and finally

  • the Future - what everyone needs to be able to move on in a safer way.


This work can lead to a joint meeting between all involved, but only if agreed and judged as safe. We also facilitate indirect meetings where it is not possible (or safe) for everyone to meet face to face. 


If there have been incidents where several people have been involved in either being harmed or have worked together to cause harm, we are able to work through the same restorative process as outlined above, but using group work.  


If you are a person responsible for committing a crime, and have been through the court process, you can contact us directly, or ask your social worker to refer you to Space2face. 


If you are a person, business, organisation, or community harmed through crime, you may contact us directly, or you can ask a professional service you are involved with (such as Victim Support, or social work, for example) to refer you to Space2face.

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