Source: (2004) Te Ara Whakatika: Newsletter of the court-referred restorative justice project. March/April 2004. Issue 21. Downloaded 8 February 2005.

The Law Commission’s recent report on New Zealand’s court system, Delivering Justice to All, devotes several pages to discussing the current status of restorative justice in New Zealand, considering key issues and putting forward possible solutions to them. It outlines the range of restorative justice initiatives that are linked to the court system, and briefly notes the ‘considerable’ alignment that there can be between restorative justice models and indigenous justice models. The restorative justice movement is growing rapidly internationally and New Zealand has been a pioneer of various restorative justice models and processes, the report says. (excerpt)

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