Source: (2002) Te Ara Whakatika: Newsletter of the court-referred restorative justice project. October/November. Issue 12. Downloaded 11 June 2004.Pene Williams, a lawyer who has been involved in conferences, believes that restorative justice can be either positive or negative, depending on the case. In one experience, Pene’s client (the offender) made a complete turnaround while in another, the victim’s family was not ready to meet the offender in such a close setting. Restorative justice, in her opinion, should continue to remain an option, not a requirement, with consideration of each case.