If you have ever attended court proceedings during which an offender pleads guilty, you may have heard a judge making a referral for restorative justice.

Restorative justice is a process in which a facilitator meets with an offender and a victim, giving them the chance to share their stories and feelings following a crime.

The facilitator writes a report throughout which is sent to the judge, lawyer and police prosecutors before the offender is due to be sentenced.

After 13 years of writing those reports for the Whanganui Restorative Justice Trust, Sue Anderson has put down the pen.

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