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In this article, Bo Morthorst Rasmussen reviews the main conclusions from a study of the Danish experiment with family group conferencing (FGC) during 2000 and 2001. The Danish experiment was based on the New Zealand model of family group conferencing. In this model, FGC is primarily a decision making structure involving the family and the social welfare agency in devising a plan of action to benefit a child or youth at risk. Rasmussen presents statistics on the extent of conferencing in Denmark during the two year trial period; the methodology of the evaluation; information on outcomes and levels of satisfaction among participants; components and process in the Danish use of FGCs; and comparison of key statistics with respect to the use of FGCs in Denmark, Sweden, and England.

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