WhatsApp justice for teenage victim of homophobic gang attack

“A teenage boy who was attacked by a gang of youths in a Brighton park is the first to receive an apology via WhatsApp video as part of Sussex Police’s restorative justice project. The scheme, dubbed Restore DiverCity, gets offenders to speak directly to their victims so they can appreciate the impact of their actions and make amends directly.It’s used when victims don’t want to press charges and would be more comfortable using this method. The Brighton teenager was physically attacked by five other youths in a local park and had homophobic language used against him. ” Read article