Source: (2012) Crime and Justice Bulletin. Contemporary Issues in Crime and Justice. NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research. Number 150

After adjusting for other factors in the intention-to-treat analyses, no significant differences were found between conference and court participants in the proportion re-offending, the seriousness of their re-offending, the time to the first proven re-offence or the number of proven re-offences. Non-significant results were obtained regardless of whether the definition of re-offending included or excluded justice procedures offences. In the as-treated analyses, the results were similar. (excerpt)