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Juliet Lyon from the Prison Reform Trust has drawn my attention to a great new initiative, which seeks to show that restorative justice is not a 'soft' option.
In his big speech in March on “crime and anti-social behaviour” Gordon Brown made not so much as a hint at anything in the restorative justice field. We pointed this out, and suggested he was missing a trick.
The new Labour manifesto however promises a Restorative Justice Act:
…or don’t mention it at all, if you are Gordon Brown.