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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.

Chapter 12: Restorative and Diversionary Responses to Youth Offending in New Zealand1

Restorative and Diversionary Responses to Youth Offending in New Zealand1
Restorative and diversionary responses to youth offending in New Zealand

A criminologist and senior associate at the Institute of Policy Studies, University of Victoria, New Zealand, Gabrielle Maxwell is widely published in the field of restorative justice as a leading expert on Family Group Conferencing, a process with its roots in New Zealand. Her chapter describes New Zealand's historic and pioneering experience applying RJ to divert youth from court processes and her numerous research studies of the outcomes. The boxed reading, Circles of Change: Bringing a More Compassionate Justice System to Troubled Youth in Oakland, describes a U.S. innovation that was inspired by work with indigenous populations in New Zealand.

The New Zealand approach to youth offending ...

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