We’ve been working with Why Me?on a project looking at how Restorative Justice can be used to address the harm caused by learning disability hate crime. Building on their previous and existing hate crime projects, we can see the potential benefits of Restorative Justice not only when there has been a criminal offence but also where people have experienced discrimination or mistreatment of any kind.
They want to make sure that Restorative Justice is more widely available and accessible to those with learning disabilities and autism. The project involved creating accessible materials that clearly communicate what Restorative Justice is, how the process works and the benefits that it can offer.
We trained Why Me? staff in learning disability and autism awareness, and they trained us in restorative justice. We also created EasyRead materials and videos, amongst other things. You can read more about the project here.
See below for some of the videos we produced:
Don’t forget you can also Register to become a Barnet Hate Crime Reporting Champion, pledging to report hate crime to the Police if you encounter it. For more information, check out Hate Crime Reporting page here.