Source: (2011) Revisioning Justice. Restorative Justice Week 2011. Correctional Services Canada.

RJ has been asked to prove itself on an ongoing basis through academic and scientific validation. Satisfaction with the RJ process is perceived as high among the victims who take part, especially amongst those harmed by serious crime. With regards to sex crimes and re-offending, surely a more holistic approach, one that acknowledges the degree and spread of harm while engaging those affected in rebuilding their future, would be better than a society of silent victims. Crime is a complex issue and a more creative approach to tackling crime might ultimately contribute to wider community well-being. (excerpt)