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Restorative Justice Today: Applications of Restorative Interventions takes a hard look at the issues and concepts surrounding restorative justice and current restorative practices used in a broad range of areas today. In a time when the cost of prisons and jails is on the rise resulting in more offenders being kept out of the community, this timely and contemporary book exposes readers to a range of restorative practices that can be implemented. The authors, renowned experts in the area of restorative justice, provide information not found in other restorative justice texts.

Pretrial: Before or after Arrest—Diversion Programs
Pretrial: Before or after arrest—diversion programs

RJ is used successfully after wrongdoing has occurred but before involvement of the courts. It can be used before arrest or after arrest but before court involvement. In this section we learn how social workers, community board members, or the courts can use RJ for youth and adults alike to divert them to RJ interventions instead of sending them to court.

The topics covered in this section are diverse; the uniting theme is diversion from the traditional court and/or criminal justice system. We have a lot to learn from New Zealand, probably the country that has done the most in terms of the institutionalization of restorative justice strategies originally borrowed from the culture of the ...

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