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ERIC Number: EJ1006577
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1086-4385
Family Group Conferencing: A Pilot Project within the Juvenile Court System in Louisville, Kentucky
Duncan, Susan Hanley; Dickie, Ida
Prevention Researcher, v20 n1 p11-14 2013
The notion that everyone who is impacted by a crime has an investment in the process of how the offender is dealt with is gaining acceptance in diverse contexts around the world. This notion, called restorative justice, is an approach that brings together the offender and individuals impacted by the offender's behavior in a problem-solving process designed to repair the harm caused by the offending behavior. The purpose of this article is to describe a Family Group Conferencing case study within the juvenile court system in Louisville, Kentucky. It will define family group conferencing; discuss the step-by-step process of implementing and sustaining the family group conferencing pilot project; and discuss lessons learned. This in-depth review seeks to assist lawyers, judges, and community stakeholders in other jurisdictions who are attempting to implement restorative justice practices with young offenders. (Contains 2 boxes and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A