Tameside's Resolution Panel received national recognition for their pioneering work aimed at tackling low level crime and supporting victims.
The panel which is made up of Greater Manchester Probation Trust (GMPT), New Charter Housing, Tameside Council and GMP, has been awarded a Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM) by the Restorative Justice Council.
Restorative justice is part of a rehabilitation process that enables victims to meet or communicate with their offender to explain the real impact of the crime.
It is part of a wider field called restorative practice which is used to prevent conflict, build relationships and repair harm by enabling people to communicate effectively and positively.
The accreditation reflects the extremely high standards victims can expect if they choose to use restorative justice.