Source: (2006) In, Report on the 2006 COnference -- 'Beyond Retribution.' Aukland, NZ: Prison Fellowship New Zealand. pp. 152-156.

As he looks back over his 30 years of working in the community, years of “falling over and getting up and knocking our heads and trying all sorts of dumb and crazy things,” Sam sums it all up: “we need to focus on what is working and do more of that, we need a bit of restoration of memory, and we need a bit of transformation, just a little hongi and holding hands for a while. It’s all a process. We just need to believe it’s possible that a person – whether it’s me or someone that we’ve locked away for a number of years – can actually go through that process of transformation, restoration and reconciliation, that they can rediscover something of what God’s intentions for them are.”(excerpt)

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