Police Keen to Try Using Restorative Justice in the UK |TODAY|
Submitted by dan. on 2007-12-06 02:50.
Youths who carry out minor crimes could be forced to face their victims to make amends. If ministers give the go ahead, Devon and Cornwall police aims to run a pilot scheme administering restorative justice on youths who commit low-level crimes instead of prosecuting them.
The Echo revealed three weeks ago that thousands of pounds are being spent taking youths to court and criminalising them for offences such as stealing marbles and nails because of the system of Home Office targets for police.
The move to restorative justice would mean youth courts would not get clogged up and the youth offending service could focus on more serious cases.
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