Helping hate crime victims

Manchester police representatives with Rabbi Yehuda Brodie and rep council president Lucille Cohen

Manchester police representatives with Rabbi Yehuda Brodie and rep council president Lucille Cohen

The restorative justice partnership between Greater Manchester Police and the local Jewish community was officially launched this week.

Salford divisional commander Kevin Mulligan addressed the launch of the scheme - enabling hate crime victims to meet the perpetrators to explain the impact of racism - at the Community Security Trust's northern regional office in Manchester.

A CST official said the trust backed restorative justice, "believing that positive outcomes will encourage members of the community who currently do not wish to report incidents to the police to do so. CST has already participated in positive examples of restorative justice in the area involving Jewish victims of crime." CST will act as a surrogate when the victim does not want to face the offender again.

    Last updated: 3:49pm, April 8 2011