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Purpose – This  research  aims  to  explore  the  issues  facing  staff  when  facilitating  RJ  with  victims and  offenders  who  have  a mental disorder (MD) such as problems , recommendations  for policy and further research.    As this report is being written, the researcher is not aware  of  any  research  specifically  examining  RJ  with  victims  and offenders with  MD. 

Design/methodology/approach – This was an exploratory study employing a qualitative methodology.  Thematic analysis was used to analyse the data.  There were six participants in total, two managers and four facilitators from the police