Source: (2010) Blue Paper. Cornerstone Global.

Where restorative justice has been introduced, it has been successful. The question now is whether it can be scaled up and adopted more widely. The climate is favourable: an improved policy environment, a robust body of research and evidence, ministerial commitment, and real support from professionals and the public. Restorative justice has been effectively embedded in the youth justice system in Northern Ireland, where three quarters of victims of young offenders choose to meet the young person face to face. Where victims and offenders meet, victim satisfaction rates are 90 per cent - much higher than those achieved when restorative justice is not available. The Restorative Justice Council and Victim Support say that restorative justice should be available for all victims of crime who choose it throughout England and Wales. (excerpt)


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