Source: (2000) Restorative Justice in Action (Winter): 4-5. Denver, Colorado: Colorado Forum on Community and Restorative Justice. Downloaded 4 April 2004.In this essay, Hal Nees asserts that evaluation of restorative justice programs is critical for several reasons. Hence, he lists various reasons that establish the value of evaluation. Evaluation allows a successful program to demonstrate that it is providing a valuable service to the community. It provides information that makes it possible to adjust and improve a program. Evaluation enables funding organizations to determine whether they will support a project. With these benefits in view, he provides an overview of concepts pertaining to program evaluation.