Source: (2003) Te Ara Whakatika: Newsletter of the court-referred restorative justice project. December. Issue 13. Downloaded 11 June 2004.

Victims who attend restorative justice conferences almost always have positive feedback about their experience, saying that they have “gained a sense of closureâ€? through the process by articulating their feelings to the offender. Offenders who participate are able to reconcile with their victims and, in return, help to lessen the feeling of victimization. Overall, feedback from both victims and offenders alike reveal that they felt better about the justice system after participating in the conferences.

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