A large majority (84%) of victims were satisfied with the restorative justice conference they attended. More than three-quarters (80%) said they were satisfied with their overall experience of restorative justice, before, during and after the conference, and 81% said they would be likely to recommend restorative justice to others in a similar situation. Almost twothirds (64%) reported that the restorative justice meeting made them feel better.
 
2016                                                                                            RJ Victims Satisfaction Survey
                                                                                                     Ministry of Justice
“The conversation with the person who feels so misunderstood was one of the deepest and most moving experiences of my life. By talking about her experience, she was able to get some clarity and see her part in the misunderstanding, and understand the pain of the other people who felt harmed.”
19-09-2013
Thank you,
Lisa Smith
“I was extremely impressed and moved by the safety, honesty and healing that occurred.” 
19-09-2013
Thank you,
Community Member
“I never knew how what I did could hurt somebody else. And I never knew so many people cared about me.” 
19-10-2013
Thank you,
Offender - Auckland
“Presenting my view and the impact on the company was empowering. I am happy to see the community has a program like this.” 
19-10-2013
Thank you,
Victim of a Crime