Source: (2008) Journal of Judicial Administration. 18(2):85-100.

This paper considers the role that restorative justice conferences can play in making court processes more accessible to victims and offenders. It uses examples of actual conferences to demonstrate how the process can work in practice. The conclusion is that victim offender mediation offers therapeutic opportunities for both victims and offenders and, subject to ensuring proper quality of the process, should be incorporated into the court system. (author's abstract)