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Pair of Locked HandcuffsSentencing increasingly incorporates interactions such as victim-offender mediation, family-group conferences and community restorative boards, which use trained citizens to confront offenders with the consequences of their actions and discuss possible reparations. Benefits include less traumatic stress and related costs for victims and a lower rate of recidivism. Restorative justice programs, enabled by technology, facilitate connections between victims and offenders to create virtuous feedback loops that provide closure and the ability to move on for victims and offenders alike.

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