The appellant was convicted of robbery while armed with an offensive weapon in an aboriginal community.
In the 2010 case of R v Jacko ONCA 452 the Court of Appeal for Ontario reflected on the importance of both considering restorative justice in sentencing, and ensuring that restorative justice has tangible outcomes in sentencing.
Watt J.A highlights at (para. 86) that restorative justice sentencing objectives may include
[A]ssistance in rehabilitation, providing reparations for harm done to the victims and to the community, promoting a sense of responsibility in offenders and an acknowledgement by offenders about the harm their conduct has done to the victims and to their community.
Watt J.A stresses that restorative sentencing objectives (para. 87)
[M]ust have some tangible impact on the length, nature and venue of the sentence imposed.
The appellant was consistent in efforts of self-rehabilitation and therefore a conditional sentence, served in the community, was held to be appropriate (para. 95).