Restoring Community

Rachel O’Brien, projects coordinator (justice) for the IARS International Institute (IARS), an independent research and advocacy group based in the UK, sent along the following request for participation in a survey to help launch a new Pan-London Restorative Justice Service:

mayor of londonThe Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (London, England, UK) has commissioned Restore:London, a non-profit consortium led by Catch22 with key partners Restorative Solutions, Khulisa and the IARS, to deliver the first ever Pan London Restorative Justice Service, a victim-led approach to the provision of restorative justice across London. The Pan London Restorative Justice Service will ensure that victims are able to access consistently high quality restorative justice services at every stage of the criminal justice system. Restore:London will develop a program that complements and enhances existing restorative justice services across London, filling any gaps in provision (learn more).

As part of Restore:London’s work in designing a Pan London Restorative Justice Service, they are conducting research to ensure that our service model will meet the needs of its potential future users. As such tey are asking victims of crime and offenders to tell us about their experiences of restorative justice and the criminal justice system in general. There are two separate surveys (one for victims of crime and one for offenders) and each should take approximately 5 minIARSutes to complete. They offer a £15 voucher to the first 80 people who complete the survey (delivery limited to UK addresses). Both surveys are open until the end of December 2016.

Participation in the surveys is voluntary, anonymous and confidential. Further information about each survey and how to access them is provided below. Direct questions about either of these surveys to Rachel O’Brien at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Victims of Crime Survey

This survey is for anyone who has been a victim of crime, whether it was reported or not, and we are interested in the views of people who have participated in restorative justice as well as those that have not.

Access the online survey.

Download a PDF version. Completed paper versions of the survey can be returned to The IARS International Institute, 14 Dock Offices, Surrey Quays Road, Canada Water, SE16 2XU, UK.  

Offenders Survey

This survey is for anyone 18 years of age and over who has committed a criminal offence, and we are interested in the views of people who have participated in restorative justice as well as those that have not.

Access the online survey.

Download a PDF version. Completed paper versions of the survey can be returned to The IARS International Institute, 14 Dock Offices, Surrey Quays Road, Canada Water, SE16 2XU, UK.