Among the trends revealed by the database: Zero tolerance policies in schools are beginning to shift to focusing on conflict management, Lambert said....

"For more than 25 years, CNCR has been bridging law, theory and practice in dispute resolution,” Yarn said. “During that time, court-connected alternative dispute resolution processes in the civil justice system have become well institutionalized and understood.

“The use of restorative justice-based processes in criminal matters presents a less understood frontier for dispute resolution. This database reveals much about the current status.”

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