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.

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