Source: (1999) Minneapolis: Central City Neighborhoods Partnership.
Knapp details an evaluation of a program called community conferencing in Minneapolis. The program, rooted in restorative justice aims and processes, is sponsored and administered by a partnership of several local civic groups. Cases addressed by this community conferencing program consist of misdemeanors for the most part, though some felony offenses concerning theft and drug use are handled. This paper includes an overview of the program as well as the findings of the evaluation. The evaluation presents findings on the program’s processes and the outcomes (oriented around reparation of harm, standards of behavior, community building, and reintegration of the offender).