In the 2014 case of R v Pouce Coupe BCCA 255 the Court of Appeal for British Columbia found that the sentencing judge was correct in concluding that the sentence should not include the proposed restorative justice plan (para. 27). The appellant’s family and community continued to believe that he was innocent, despite the conviction for sexual assault, therefore ‘the restorative justice plan would have had minimal rehabilitative effect’ (para. 28).