Victims of crime get chance to quiz louts

Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner Jane Kennedy (right) with Area Commander Julie Cooke
Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner Jane Kennedy (right) with Area Commander Julie Cooke

Victims of crime will have a greater chance to get answers from offenders under a new partnership between Merseyside’s Police Commissioner and two leading charities.

Jane Kennedy has set up a partnership with Merseyside’s Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) and a not-for-profit community interest company Restorative Solutions.

She said: “I am keen to support any measure that allows the voice of victims to be heard and helps those affected by crime to reach a sense of closure that sometimes cannot be found in sentencing alone.

“Restorative justice approaches are just one of the ways we can do that.

“Restorative justice gives victims a voice and the opportunity to get answers.”

The project is expected to be launched later this year.