The facilitator will explain in the meetings that after the conference has been convened the discussions are recorded in a report; provided to the court before the sentencing date.

The facilitator writes a report describing what happened at the conference and any agreements made, including timeframes. The facilitator makes sure the judge gets the report before you’re sentenced. You and/or your lawyer also get a copy of the report, along with the victim and anyone else involved in the case, such as the police or probation officer, and court victim advisor. The judge decides whether to include any agreements made at the conference as part of your sentence.