Source: (2000) Paper presented at the Ancillary Meetings of the Tenth United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders. Vienna, Austria, 10-17 April.

Evans, in this paper, writes about restorative justice with a concern that it could become merely another program in the penal apparatus. He argues that maintaining the grassroots orientation of restorative justice can prevent that and can keep core beliefs and values vitally connected to restorative program efforts. Specifically, developing and keeping community involvement in the three phases of the criminal justice process xe2x80x93 pre-charge, pre-sentence, and post-sentence xe2x80x93 can cultivate the grassroots orientation of restorative justice.

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