Youth Voice Journal (YVJ) is an international, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that publishes theoretical contributions and empirical studies on international issues affecting young people. YVJ is published by IARS Publications, a member of COPE. YVJ is ranked and indexed by Scopus, ORCID, Kudos, Criminal Justice Abstracts, EBSCO Information Services and The European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS).


This is an open call to victims and offenders to help us evaluate the first ever pan-London Restorative Justice Service.

The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) has commissioned The IARS International Institute to carry out surveys that inform the Restorative Justice Service. This is a user-led approach to the provision of restorative justice across London. The surveys and the service are part of a project that is being delivered by a larger consortium called “Restore: London” (R:L).

Your views as a service-user are important for evaluating this service independently of whether you are aware of restorative justice or not. The Restore: London service aims to give victims and offenders access to high quality restorative justice services at every stage of the criminal justice system. The programme is overseen and evaluated by service-users.

More information about this project can be found here 

About Restore: London

Restore:London is a non-profit consortium led by Catch22 with key partners Restorative Solutions, Khulisa and the IARS International Institute. The consortium partners bring expertise in building and evaluating user-led services, restorative justice delivery, delivering pan London programmes, offender management and criminal justice innovation.

Your Participation

The survey should take approximately 5 minutes to complete. We are able to offer a prize draw worth £80 after completing the survey. If you wish to enter, please fill out your details at the end of the survey. Your participation in this research study is voluntary. You may choose not to participate. If you decide to participate in this research survey, you may withdraw at any time. Your responses will be confidential and we do not collect identifying information such as your name, email address or IP address. We will keep your information confidential. All data is stored in a password protected electronic format.

About the Surveys

As part of Restore: London’s work in delivering a Pan-London Restorative Justice Service, we are conducting research to evaluate how well the service is meeting the needs of all users in accessing restorative justice services in London. As such we are asking victims of crime and offenders to tell us about their experiences of restorative justice and the criminal justice system in general. There are two separate surveys (one for victims of crime and one for offenders). If you have any questions about the surveys, please contact

Survey for Victims of Crime

This survey is for anyone who has been a victim of crime in London, whether it was reported or not, and we are interested in the views of people who have participated in restorative justice as well as those who have not.

This survey can be accessed here:

Survey for Offenders

This survey is for anyone in London over 18 years of age who has committed a criminal offence, and we are interested in the views of people who have participated in restorative justice as well as those who have not.

This survey can be accessed here:


Commissioned by the  Mayor Of London

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IARS Publications is a not for profit independent, small publisher that was founded by Dr. Theo Gavrielides. It specialises in social sciences and research studies, has a  restorative justice series and it is also the publisher of the peer reviewed Youth Voice Journal.  


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