Anniversary of service giving victims chance to hear apology

A service providing victims of crime in Dorset with the opportunity to speak directly to offenders, explain the impact of the crime and receive apologies has been running for a year.

Restorative Dorset, commissioned by the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill, is marking its first anniversary of helping people harmed by crime to move on by bringing them together with those responsible.

Feedback from users has been positive, with one writing: “It was important for me to hear his history. It helped me to hear that it was just random. Knowing his story made a real difference to me. That was a valuable experience to me and I will remember it forever.”

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