Source: (2006) Crime Victims Report. 10(5): 70,74,75..

On September 4, 1999, the way I view the world changed forever when I was robbed at gunpoint at an ATM. Here I am, almost seven years later, a changed person, excited to talk about what restorative justice and the victim-offender conferencing have done for me. To my own surprise, I have found restorative justice has power to take away much of the anger I felt, empower me, and ultimately give me a sense of peace I never thought I’d have again. (excerpt)