wordle_zps6ce9733dProject Restore helps people affected by sexual harm to restore their lives and relationships by meeting of their justice needs and interests through restorative justice processes.

Our aim is to reduce the impact and incidence of sexual abuse by providing specialist restorative justice processes that repair the harm caused be harmful sexual behavior sexual and support accountability and rehabilitation of those responsible.

Our programme is a unique, innovative service that builds into its core both the values of restorative justice – such as informed consent, voluntarism, accountability and hope – alongside the specialist skills required for working safely with the contexts and impacts of sexual abuse.

The nature and the degree of harm caused, the complexity of damaged relationships and the potential for further harm, all mean that restorative justice in sexual violence cases is far more complex than general crime due to concerns about the imbalance of power between the parties and the potential for replication of abuse.