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Restorative justice used in Caister

PUBLISHED: 13:16 18 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:40 03 July 2010

TWO girls have been busy clearing graffiti off a shop window and door close to Caister Village Hall as part of a restorative justice approach.

Following the report of vandalism, PC Michelle Hargrave identified the two female offenders after making enquires in the area.

TWO girls have been busy clearing graffiti off a shop window and door close to Caister Village Hall as part of a restorative justice approach.

Following the report of vandalism, PC Michelle Hargrave identified the two female offenders after making enquires in the area.

The two girls identified were visited and admitted to causing the damage.

The owner of the property was consulted and agreed to a restorative justice approach that saw the two girls together with some hot soapy water and scrubbing brushes remove the mess they had caused. The girls subsequently visited the owner and offered their apology.

Restorative Justice can be used as an alternative to criminal prosecution to allow young people or those who have committed their first offence to alter their behaviour without being criminalised.

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