Source: (2001) London: Restorative Justice Consortium. Downloaded 22 April 2005.

The return to community after a prison sentence presents the offender and the community with opportunities for creative restorative approaches towards reintegration and reconciliation. Sadly the experience is often perceived as a risky one by prisoners and as an unwelcome one by their wider community. Restorative Justice approaches can address some of these tensions through preparation and an open approach communicating the progress of the prisoner, his/her concerns about returning to their community and intentions on release, key agencies, individuals and groups that may be able to assist in the process of return. (excerpt)

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