Source: (2008) Resolution 31. Autumn:p.5-6.

Restorative Justice as an alternative to the standing criminal justice system in the US has been growing, slowly. The US Department of Justice promotes RJ as a juvenile focused method of dealing with low level criminal activity, particularly in schools. The school day becomes the window of opportunity for adversaries to settle scores, bringing street justice, antisocial and criminal activities into school buildings. Sometimes problems initiated in school, flow outward. Most often, the identified adversaries are only the token actors for larger groups. (excerpt)