Criminals on the victim awareness course
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Criminals go on victim awareness course in pilot scheme

28 March 2014 Last updated at 21:27 GMT

Low-level criminals are being offered a one-day victim awareness course instead of going to court as part of a scheme in Hampshire.

The restorative justice scheme was launched in January via Victim Support and gives offenders a chance to avoid a criminal record.

Emma Vardy reports.

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