Source: (2005) Speech to the Second International Restorative Justice conference, England, 24 March. Downloaded 23 August 2005.

I attended a restorative justice conference yesterday, which was inspiring. I am very glad to be here today to talk about restorative justice and victims of crime. The Government is really determined to improve the way the criminal justice system serves victims. We are also keen to see restorative justice develop. I want to say a few words, if I may, about what we are doing for victims, and how that relates to our restorative justice strategy - bearing in mind that communities, as well as individuals, can be victims of crime and anti-social behaviour. (excerpt)

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