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Versatility and Community Focus

June 4, 2015

Source: (2003) Te Ara Whakatika: newsletter of the court-referred restorative justice project. September/October. #18. Downloaded 11 December 2003.

In New Zealand, court-referred restorative justice conferences have been held in a wide variety of settings. These include, for example, community houses, city council facilities, church halls, business premises, prisons, and even the homes of offenders. In this article, several vignettes are presented of conferences in some of these settings. The vignettes include descriptions of the settings and of the ways in which particular settings can better suit different cases. The range of settings, so it is written in the article, demonstrates the versatility and community focus of the restorative justice conference process.


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