Source: (2005) Restorative Practices e-Forum. August 25. Bethlehem, PA: International Institute of Restorative Practices. Downloaded 14 September 2005.

Most of the teens are on probation— their offenses range from infractions such as underage drinking to crimes as serious as felony assault—and have been court-ordered to perform community service. All of them are part of CSF’s in-home supervision and foster care programs, which include individual and family counseling, recovery support, drug testing and restorative skillbuilding. As with all its programs, CSF brings a restorative focus to community service; teens not only complete service hours but are also helped to make positive changes. (excerpt)

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