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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.

Family Group Conferences in Youth Justice and Child Welfare in Vermont
Family group conferences in youth justice and child welfare in vermont

Professor of Social Work at the University of Vermont Gale Burford was a pioneer in the promotion of restorative justice strategies in the Canadian justice system and the author of numerous chapters and books in the field. Vermont is a state that like Minnesota has been at the forefront of the restorative justice movement, especially with regard to juveniles. This chapter takes us right into the child welfare system where Family Group Conferencing according to the New Zealand model is being actively applied. Gale Burford with coeditor Joe Hudson published one of the best known books on family group conferencing. Because it also deals ...

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