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Restorative Justice continues to help reduce Crime

Restorative Justice continues to have an impact on reducing Crime

Research released this week from the Ministry of Justice shows recidivism rates by offenders who went through a Restorative Justice process are 12 per cent lower compared to similar offenders who did not participate.

This is again validation of the work and efforts of the volunteers and organisations throughout NZ who have been practicing Restorative Justice tirelessly for a number of years, says Restorative Justice Aotearoa spokesman Mike Hinton.

Mr Hinton described Restorative Justice Processes as fundamental to empowering communities and individuals in the pursuit of just and equitable societies. Where the expectations of those harmed are met with positive initiatives such as the Restorative Justice processes available today in every District Court in New Zealand.

Restorative Justice, as well as reducing crime, plays an important role in empowering victims and gives offenders the opportunity to take responsibility for their actions.

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