Source: (1992) Wellington, NZ: Department of Justice.A study assesses implementation of the reparation provisions of the New Zealand Criminal Justice Act 1985. Compliance with the reparation sentence was lower than compliance with fines for similar offenses; 48% of the total amount of reparation due to be paid within 1 year had been paid. Despite positive views among judges and probation officers regarding victim/offender meetings, they seldom occurred. Considerable ambiguity emerged as to whether the reparation sentence was primarily an offender penalty, a victim service. Recommendations to increase the use of reparation are provided.