Source: (1978) Canadian Journal of Criminology 20(3):296-300.

The program of the Community Diversion Centre of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, includes restitution of stolen goods or money, meeting the victim in person, drawing up a reconciliation contract, voluntary community service, and a workshop. There is a continuing effort to involve the community members closest to the offender--the victim, family, teachers, physician--as volunteers in the process of diversion and restoration. The diversion program has been in operation for over two years.