The Effectiveness of Various Restorative Justice Interventions on Recidivism Outcomes Among Juvenile Offenders

  title={The Effectiveness of Various Restorative Justice Interventions on Recidivism Outcomes Among Juvenile Offenders},
  author={Jeffrey A. Bouffard and Maisha N. Cooper and Kathleen J. Bergseth},
  journal={Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice},
  pages={465 - 480}
Research has generally supported the effectiveness of restorative justice (RJ) programs on a number of outcomes; however, little research has examined the effectiveness of variations in the intervention. This study examined several variations of an RJ program for juvenile offenders, including direct mediation, indirect forms of victim/offender mediation accomplished without direct victim/offender contact, the use of community panels (i.e., with community representatives when no direct victim… 

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