Source: (2007) Ottawa: Correctional Services of Canada.

The Restorative Justice Unit (RJU) sought to positively impact the attitudes, behaviours, and correctional outcomes of offenders. The present research project was designed to evaluate the impact the RJU had on those who chose to live there. Using qualitative and quantitative measures, 20 randomly selected RJU offenders were interviewed, while the remaining 90 RJU offenders were invited to complete a questionnaire. The parole officers for each of the 20 interviewed RJU offenders were also interviewed. Data were drawn from the Offender Management System (OMS) to quantify the impacts of the RJU in relation to program participation, institutional charges, incidents, offender grievances, and release/returns. These results were then contrasted against two comparison samples. (excerpt)


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