Source: (2000) Corrections Management Quarterly. 4(3): 21-29.The incorporation of "victims" within the restorative justice paradigm, which balances the rights and needs of victims, offenders, and the community, has resulted in significant progress in victims' rights implementation and service delivery. When victims and those who serve them are viewed as allies in collaborative initiatives to promote justice, the resulting partnerships offer myriad benefits for victims, offenders, the community, and the criminal and juvenile justice system. Victims' core rights--including notification, participation, restitution, and protection--can all be enhanced within a restorative justice paradigm. Author's abstract.