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Victim Awareness; Strength-Based

What is the Victim Awareness Hub?

The Victim Awareness; Strength-Based Hub is an online programme that uses Restorative Justice Principles to increases knowledge and understanding about  the impact of behaviour on others, and improve perspective-taking skills.


What makes this hub Strength-Based?

  • Use of Language that is non-judgemental and empowering
  • Focuses on the strengths and qualities of the individual
  • Builds Service User self-esteem and confidence


How does it work?

Our programmes have been carefully designed to cater for all learning styles. We achieved this by including into our programmes:

  • Audio bars for those with reading difficulties
  • Visual content such as videos and diagrams
  • Written instructions
  • Case examples
  • Skills practice
  • Downloadable content.


What topics does it cover?

This Hub helps users with:

  • Understanding the link between thoughts, feelings and behaviour
  • Perspective Taking
  • What is a victim
  • Direct and Indirect victims
  • The ripple effect
  • Understanding what Restorative Justice is
  • Letter to victim
  • Reflection


Does this Hub offer any more support?

In addition to a structured programme outlined above, users can also access:

  • 24 hours a day email support service
  • Useful Videos
  • Downloadable content including exercises and information.


How effective are the programmes?

RSMS are the only company that have tested CCBT based approaches with an offender population in England and the Isle of Man.  To date our average results have been:

  • 71% showed a positive change in pre and post questionnaire scoring (measuring change in thinking and attitudes)
  • 78% of users would recommend it
  • 73% of users report that they found it useful.


What happens when you finish the programme?

When the user finishes the programme, a post programme report measuring any changes is sent to the email address that has been provided.  This will also include all the information input into the programme

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