White paper on crime 2010 Part5/Chapter2/Section1/6
In response to the Basic Act on Crime Victims and the Basic Plan for Crime Victims the following systems were established under the Offenders Rehabilitation Act and have been in force since December 1, 2007:  a system in which Regional Parole Boards hear the opinions, etc. of victims, etc. in the process of examining the release on parole of inmates from penal institutions or juvenile training schools; and  a system in which probation offices listen to the feelings etc. of victims, etc. and inform the perpetrators under probation/parole supervision of them. In addition,  a system in which Regional Parole Boards and probation offices provide victims, etc. with information on the status of treatment of perpetrators (See Subsections 3 and 4) and  a system in which probation offices mainly engage in counseling victims, etc. and introduce them to relevant agencies, etc. In 2009 a total of 279 cases of , 83 cases of , and 1,176 cases of  were implemented (See Subsections 3 and 4 for ) (Source: The Rehabilitation Bureau, Ministry of Justice).