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Would you meet with someone who has caused you or your family harm?

CIJ's Rob Hulls, Stan Winford and Nareeda Lewers speak on ABC - Melbourne's The Conversation Hour about the benefits of a restorative justice approach and how it can help victims find a voice & heal harm.

The Conversation Hour – ABC Radio Melbourne, 1 March 2023

Restorative justice is a process where perpetrators and victims crime meet for a facilitated interaction with the aim of decreasing recidivism and helping victims of crime heal.

The Victorian Law Reform Commission has recommended restorative justice should be legislated. In this edition of the Conversation Hour the team explore how it could change the justice system in Victoria.

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