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Practicing Restorative Justice: Family Group Conferencing and Juvenile Crime in the Suburban Metro Area.

Umbreit, Mark and Claudia Fercello.

Whereas the traditional justice system focuses on punishment, restorative justice focuses on the accountability of the offender, the impact of the crime on the victim and the community, and the ways in which offenders can repair the harm they have done. Family Group Conferencing (FGC) is a restorative justice program that provides a forum for the victims of juvenile crimes to meet with offenders in a safe and respectful environment to talk about the incident and to develop a restitution plan. This 2000 article reports on an evaluation of an FGC program in Minnesota's First Judicial District. Both victims and juvenile offenders expressed a high level of satisfaction with both the FGC process and the outcome of the conferences.

CURA Reporter
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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
30 (2): 15-18.
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Reporter 30 (2)