Our Meeting On Reforming Justice
We tend to have a strictly legal approach to justice where punishment and deterrence through the state is paramount. And yet it does not appear to be working well. We have one of the highest prison populations in Europe and a high rate of re offending. Clearly our legalistic approach is not strictly successful. At this meeting we would like to look at some of the initiatives now taking place around the process of rehabilitation, reducing offending rates and community involvement through restorative justice – an approach to justice that focuses on the needs of the victims and the offenders and that can involve local communities.