Community Safety Services

Reducing Reoffending

Community Safety Partnerships are responsible for reducing reoffending in the local area. This is achieved by developing a strategy and action plan to tackle reoffending and identify ways of preventing offending.

There is a reducing reoffending sub group which is lead by: 

  • Community Rehabilitation Company;
  • Her Majesty's Prison Probation Service;
  • Youth Offending Team.


A conference was held in 2017 to begin the work on the strategy, the theme was 'Reoffending - Everybody's Business'.


The strategy

View the final reduce reoffending strategy 2018 - 2021 (PDF 342.77KB, 25 pages).

Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice has been successful in reducing reoffending.  The Restorative Justice Service in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight is funded by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.  The funding has been allocated by the Ministry of Justice through the Victim’s Fund and the vision is that victim focused, quality Restorative Justice will be available at all stages of the Criminal Justice System.

Key points are:

  • Restorative justice brings together people harmed by crime or conflict with those responsible for the harm, to find a positive way forward.
  • Restorative justice gives victims the chance to tell offenders the real impact of their crime, get answers to their questions and get an apology.
  • Restorative justice holds offenders to account for what they have done. It helps them understand the real impact, take responsibility, and make amends.


The Office of Police Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and Isle of Wight have developed a strategy for delivering Restorative Justice, to find out more information, please visit the website.

Make a referral

To make a referral using SafetyNet, please view the quick guide, which provides information about accessing the Restorative Justice service on the Isle of Wight (PDF, 241KB, 3 pages) .

How to make a referral If you do not have access to SafetyNet:

If you haven't got access to SafetyNet please complete a referral form for the Restorative Justice in Hampshire, please download the form (PDF,162 KB, 3 pages). When you have completed the referral form please forward it to:

alternatively you can
Phone: 0800 043 8785
Text: ‘RESTORE’ to 66777

Please note: that these contact details can be used by agencies that do not have access to SafetyNet or for self- referrals. Agencies will be asked to complete a referral form and send it to the above email address.