Making Restorative Justice Work for Women who have Offended
"This study addresses a major gap in research and knowledge regarding female offenders' experiences of, and access to, restorative justice.... This study is of a qualitative nature and draws on interview data first collected with restorative justice practitioners who had experience of working with women in restorative justice contexts and second, with women who had personal experience of going through a restorative justice conference from an offender perspective. The data collection remit was restricted to England and Wales. The ultimate objective of the project was to develop an evidence-based set of recommendations for effective and ethical working with women in restorative justice frameworks, with a view to increasing the number of female offenders accessing restorative justice, as well as to ensure that those women who do take part have a positive experience of it."