Source: (2000) Journal of Housing & Community Development. Nov/Dec. Downloaded 26 January 2005.

Hawaii is a beautiful tropical place, observes Lorenn Walker, yet it is not paradise. Like all places, it has its share of problems and human conflicts. Residents of Kalihi Valley Homes, a public housing community in Hawaii, decided to put into practice a family group conferencing program to deal with conflicts between people in the community. This is structured along the lines of the Real Justice model of conferencing. With the Kalihi Valley Homes community as an example, Walker explains the restorative nature of conferencing, the conferencing process, and positive outcomes of conferencing.


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