Source: (2011) Revisioning Justice. Restorative Justice Week 2011. Correctional Services Canada.

To achieve justice that is fairer and more comprehensive, I am one of those who believe that incarceration alone is not sufficient. Although it is important, as I see it, incarceration should be a complementary tool. The same is often true for the victim. Many times I have heard victims express their desire to talk to their attacker. They say that this step adds to or helps them in their process of forgiveness and/or improving their life. Very often, whether or not you agree, many offenders return to live with their family. These families need to be supported in this process in order to accomplish both reparation and prevention. Although this project is not possible in all contexts, here is one example where it was applied. (excerpt)