Restorative justice to be rolled out in Gloucestershire

The use of restorative justice for minor offences is to be rolled out across Gloucestershire after a successful trial.

The scheme enables victims of crime to meet offenders as part of their rehabilitation process.

Hundreds of police officers will now be trained in the process, which has already been used in Cheltenham and the Cotswolds.

A conference organised by Restorative Gloucestershire will take place later.

The group is a partnership between Gloucestershire police, Victim Support and local councils.

Insp Eric Shield said: "We've reviewed what we've done. We like what we see.

"It works, it's a success. It works for victims."

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