Source: (1994) European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research 2(2):57-75.

This analysis of juvenile justice policies concludes that the combined welfare and rehabilitative approach has not fulfilled its promise and that the concept of restorative justice through mediation and community service can most benefit all the persons involved. The seriousness of the offense, the cooperation of those concerned, security issues, and the need for rehabilitation may all place limits on restorative justice. Therefore, this model needs elaboration and experimentation. Although the restorative justice model will never be the only one for addressing juvenile delinquency, it could eventually become dominant.