The survey examines how restorative justice is working for victims.
A Ministry of Justice survey shows the vast majority of victims of crime who take part in restorative justice conferences appear to be satisfied with the process.
Restorative justice conferences are face-to-face meetings where victims can tell offenders how the crime affected them, and where offenders can take personal responsibility for their actions.
The findings include:
- 84% of victims surveyed were satisfied with the restorative justice conference they attended
- 81% would likely recommend restorative justice to others in similar circumstances.
- 86% of victims in family violence cases were satisfied with the restorative justice conference they attended, compared with 77% for victims of other crime.
For more information and to read the survey report visit the Ministry of Justice's website(external link).