Source: London: Restorative Justice Consortium. Downloaded 22 April 2005.

Restorative principles have an important contribution to make to create safer communities. From the very first contact with the victim to the resettlement of an offender there are opportunities to improve on traditional policy and practice. It is to consider this application of restorative processes in the Prison Service that the project has been set up, led by Tim Newell, from October 2001 till March 2002. As well as having a direct application to the considerations implicit in the recommendations of the Halliday Report concerning sentencing the work of restorative justice addresses many of the newly stated Purpose and Aims of the Home Office. (excerpt)