How effective are Restorative Justice processes?
Research has shown that victims who meet with those who have offended against them are far more likely to be satisfied with the justice system's response to their case than those who go though the normal justice process; that after meeting the offender, victims are significantly less fearful of being re-victimized; that offenders who meet with their victims are far more likely to complete their restitution obligation to the victim; and those who complete a Restorative Justice process are less likely to reoffend than those who don’t.

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1. What is Restorative Justice?
2. What is the difference between Restorative Justice and our traditional legal system?
3. Why is it called Restorative Justice? Who Is being restored?
4. How widespread is Restorative Justice?
5. How effective are Restorative Justice processes?
6. Can Restorative Justice be used in serious cases?
7. Is Restorative Justice "soft on crime"?
8. Isn't it simpler just to go to court?
9. What if the victim does not want to participate in a Restorative Justice process?
10. Is Restorative Justice appropriate for "victimless" crimes?
11. How is "community" defined for the purposes of Restorative Justice?
12. Do lawyers participate?
13. What are some CJC Restorative Justice programs?
14. Do victims have to participate?
15. What is expected of victims?
16. What kinds of things are appropriate to ask for to “repair harm”?