Source: (2011) Maldon, Essex: Prison Fellowship England and Wales.

If it is to effect long term change in offenders and really to satisfy victims and communities, two things are important: first that the reparation is linked to an opportunity for those affected to say how they have been impacted by the offending and an acknowledgement of the impact by the offender. Reparation without that has reduced value. To succeed and it must include a personal accountability: taking responsibility is not about being forced to do something practical - the practical action has to be an outward representation of an inward acknowledgment or change of heart to be effective in bringing about long term change. (excerpt)

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