Source: (1997) QCJJ Newsletter No. 40 (July).

Beginning with an overview of the nature and process of victim offender reconciliation programs, Powell locates such programs in the larger perspective of restorative justice, which she contrasts with retributive justice. She notes that restorative justice has roots in many cultural traditions, including Judeo-Christian thought and First Nations practices. With all of this in mind, Powell sketches several victim-offender programs in British Columbia