Source: (2009) Paper presented at the 1st World Congress on Restorative Juvenile Justice. Lima Peru, 4-7 November.

The paper questions the purpose and the relevance of residential care for children in conflict with the law, considering that they are most likely to commit other offences during their stay and afterwards. As a result, the author discusses the use of restorative justice approaches such as restorative conferencing in situations where children behave problematically within the residential care, focusing on the most disturbed children placed in special units. (Abstract courtesy of the Juvenile Justice Panel,

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