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Reparation by Offenders

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 17 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the fourth report of the evaluation of restorative justice; and if he will make a statement. (242271)

Our assessment of the effectiveness of restorative justice for adults following the fourth and final report of the evaluation of the crime reduction programme restorative justice pilots is that restorative justice can deliver high levels of victim satisfaction, and may also help to reduce reoffending. We are therefore considering what further encouragement we can provide to support the continued growth of adult restorative justice, in particular, as a means of improving victim satisfaction with the criminal justice process.