ERIC Number: ED450196
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
A Comparison of Four Restorative Conferencing Models. Juvenile Justice Bulletin.
Bazemore, Gordon; Umbreit, Mark
This bulletin focuses on four restorative conferencing models within the juvenile justice system: victim-offender mediation; community reparative boards; family group conferencing; and circle sentencing. The bulletin first describes each of the four restorative justice models, presenting information on background, concept, procedures and goals, considerations in implementation, lessons learned from research, and sources of additional information. It then compares and contrasts the models on the following dimensions: origins and current applications; administrative and procedural aspects (eligibility, point of referral, staffing, setting, process and protocols, and management of dialog); and community involvement and other dimensions (participants, victim role, gatekeepers, relationship to the formal justice system, preparation, enforcement, monitoring, and primary outcomes sought). Next, the bulletin discusses various issues and concerns to be addressed in the development and implementation of restorative conferencing approaches. It also offers guidelines for clearly grounding interventions in restorative justice principles and includes a test for determining whether an intervention strengthens the community response to youth crime and creates new roles for citizens and community groups. (Contains 60 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Accountability, Adolescents, Community Involvement, Delinquency, Family Involvement, Juvenile Justice, Program Evaluation, Sentencing, Victims of Crime, Youth Problems
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.