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L16

Author Julie People and Lily Trimboli
Published January 2007
Report Type Legislative Evaluation No. 16
Subject Offenders; Victims; Evaluation reports
Keywords community conferencing, victims, offenders, legislative evaluation

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Summary

Aim

An evaluation of a pilot community conferencing program designed to divert young adult offenders convicted of non-violent offences to a conference. The purpose of the conference is to give the offender an opportunity to apologise to the victim, explain the reasons for his/her offence(s) and make some form of restitution to the victim and/or the community. This study measures the satisfaction of both conference participants and key stakeholders with the pilot program.