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Evaluation Critical Part of Process

Robson, Matt
June 4, 2015

Source: (2001) Te Ara Whakatika: Newsletter of the court-referred restorative justice project. November/December 2001. Issue 6. Downloaded 8 June 2004.

Matt Robson, Minister for Courts, discusses the need and process of evaluation of New Zealand’s court-referred restorative justice pilot project in order to demonstrate to the government that restorative justice can work with the criminal justice system. During the pilot, Victoria Link–the Criminology Unit of Victoria University–will focus evaluation around the questions of resolution of crime effects for the victim, victim’s process satisfaction, and reduction of re-offending rates. An emphasis on what works is important in light of New Zealand’s particularly high reconviction rates.


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