Source: (2000) Paper presented at the United Nations Crime Congress, Ancillary Meeting on Implementing Restorative Justice in the International Context. Vienna, Austria, 10-17 April.

Brookes discusses the ways in which restorative justice programs are evaluated. He questions the current dependence on certain quantifiable indicators that may leave out certain aspects that create healing and "success" in a restorative programme. According to Brookes, concentrating on the creation of reparation agreements does not indicate whether or not the deeper aspects of restorative justice were met. He names these aspects as (1)reconciliation, (2) reparation, and (3) transformation.

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