Source: (1996) Trial Report. Queensland, AUS: Department of Education, 45p.

This study reports on the use of Community Accountability Conferences, derived from Family Group Conferences (FGCs) of New Zealand, in two Queensland school regions from May 1995-May 1996. It was a way to deal with the most difficult school-based incidents, for example in cases of school bullying. Results indicate very high participant satisfaction (90%+). Initial and four month follow-ups produces high levels of victim felling safer and both victims and offenders reporting improved offender behavior and better relationships. Compliance with agreements was 96%. School administrators and parents expressed equally high levels of satisfaction with conferencing as a discipline process.