Crime Victims’ Experiences of Restorative Justice: A Listening Project

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Catherine Bargen, Aaron Lyons, Matthew Hartman
Just Outcomes

May 2019

The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Department of Justice Canada or the Government of Canada.

Acknowledgments: The researchers would like to express their appreciation to the generous assistance given by the restorative justice program staff and victim services staff that participated in this project, in addition to system stakeholders that helped identify appropriate restorative justice programs to partner with. Special acknowledgments also go to the dedicated staff at Justice Canada (Policy Centre for Victim Issues and the Research and Statistics Division). And ultimately, immense gratitude goes to the participants of the Listening Project whose sincerity, openness and heartfelt sharing made this much more than a research project, but an opportunity to connect and transform.

“Justice is…the healing of the soul.”

Wilma Derksen