Victims are now able to read their victim impact statements to the court at the judge's discretion, and can include photos to show the impact of the offending.

If a victim wants to meet with their offender, they must be allowed access to restorative justice services, which enable these meetings, where possible.

National is expanding restorative justice – with services having received $4.4 million in extra operating funding during two years for an extra 2400 restorative justice conferences.

These changes help empower victims so they can start to heal and move forward with their lives and are steps I strongly support....

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