Most definitely. Restorative justice is not appropriate for all crimes. However, in crime or conflict where it is deemed appropriate, its success is illustrated by reduced recidivism rates (60% reduced to 10%), high victim satisfaction (95%) and high process completion rates (90%).* The increase in the use of restorative justice around the globe is a testimony to its effectiveness. Results, to date, indicate that victims who have participated in a restorative justice program experienced a far higher rate of satisfaction than they had previously gained from the traditional justice system. Often, such an experience can be the key to healing and being able to achieve closure. Through facilitated processes, offenders are not only provided opportunities to build new skill sets, but also seek to practice them so that they may take steps to repair the harm they caused and change their lives in positive ways. This helps to create an active, broader, more integrated response to harmful actions and creates stronger communities.