Source: (2002) Te Ara Whakatika: Newsletter of the court-referred restorative justice project. January/February 2002. Issue 7. Downloaded 10 June 2004.A police officer relates his positive experience and his concerns with restorative justice conferencing after his home was burgled. The process allowed him to convey a message of responsibility to the offender, and while he believes the apology, the proof of restorative justice’s worth will rest in the offender’s avoidance of repeated offending in the future.