30 Jul 2021

Concerns victims pushed into reconciliation talks

From Morning Report, 8:26 am on 30 July 2021

Information provided by police and the courts may be wrongly pushing victims and perpetrators into reconcilliation talks.

Sometimes, it's only once the two parties have entered a restorative justice conference that a mediator realises it should never have gone ahead.

A report commissioned by the Chief Victims Advisor has also found issues with the funding model, which pays more to mediators if a restorative justice conference can be arranged.

Ben Strang reports.