Research has shown many positive outcomes of restorative justice:
- 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 through the traditional criminal justice process. After meeting the offenders, victims are significantly less fearful of being re-victimized.
- Offenders who meet with their victims are far more likely to complete their restitution obligation to those victims. What’s more, offenders who complete a restorative justice process are less likely to re-offend than those who don’t.