If you decide to continue to the next step and our facilitators assess it as safe and appropriate to do so, they will arrange for a conference meeting to take place. This is a supported conversation between the parties. Our facilitators will be there to guide you, and keep the conversation safe and on track. You can ask for the meeting to stop at any point. It will take place at a neutral location.
After the conference, our facilitators will write a report, which is a summary of what was discussed. The report may include quotes, but is not a full transcript. We do not do audio recordings. You will receive a copy of this report, a copy will also be sent to the Judge and legal counsel.
The Judge will read this report prior to sentencing, and may refer to the conference report content during sentencing.