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Crimes (Restorative Justice) Bill 2004

Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory, Antoinette
June 4, 2015

Source: (2004) Canberra, Australia: ACT Parliamentary Counsel’s Office. Downloaded 1 September 2004.

The objects of this Act are as follows:
(a) to enhance the rights of victims of offences by providing restorative justice as a way of empowering victims to make decisions about how to repair the harm done by offences;
(b) to set up a system of restorative justice that brings together victims, offenders and their personal supporters in a carefully managed, safe environment;
(c) to ensure that the interests of victims of offences are given high priority in the administration of restorative justice under this Act;
(d) to enable access to restorative justice at every stage of the criminal justice process without substituting for the criminal justice system or changing the normal process of criminal
(e) to enable agencies that have a role in the criminal justice system to refer offences for restorative justice. (excerpt)


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