Healthwatch Essex have shared their latest blog following a visit to the Essex Fire and Rescue Headquarters in Kelvedon, to meet with Stephen from the Restorative and Mediation Services Team.

Restorative Justice is a free service available to anyone in the county who is involved in crime or conflict.

In criminal cases, it enables victims of crime to explain to the perpetrator the consequences and impact that the crime has had upon them, and to ask them questions. In civil disputes, for example, between neighbours, the team work with all parties involved to try to help them find an agreed way to move forward and live peacefully.

The process is voluntary and moves at the pace which is comfortable for the individuals involved.

Click here to go to the Healthwatch Essex website to read the full blog :