Source: (2008) Resolution: News from the Restorative Justice Consortium. 30.

This June saw the long awaited publication of the fourth and final report on the Home Office Crime Reduction Programme Restorative Justice Research Projects, focusing on the effect of Restorative Justice on reconviction. The report conclusively demonstrates that RJ reduces offending and that it reduces reconviction costs by such a degree as to have the potential to save the criminal justice system millions of pounds. In fact the savings produced by the three pilot schemes studied by the project more than cover the £5million cost of the research itself! The RJC awaits a response from government to these dramatic findings. (excerpt)