Source: (2001) Te Ara Whakatika: Newsletter of the court-referred restorative justice project. November/December 2001. Issue 6. Downloaded 8 June 2004.
Relates the perspective of Judge McElrea, who coordinates judicial input in New Zealandâ€™s court-referred restorative justice project, on the benefits of the process. Having expanded to adult conferences instead of Youth Court cases alone, he explains that restorative justice is not a soft option for the parties, and does not replace the Courtâ€™s priority in sentencing. However, it will benefit all, and especially the victim, if they are willing to commit to the process.
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