Source: (1986) Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency.

This conferee manual presents outlines of the addresses presented at the 2-day community justice conference held in Oak Ridge, Tenn., in 1986, which focused on the costs, benefits, successes, and failures of restitution, reconciliation, and alternative sentencing programs in Tennessee and other U.S. jurisdictions. Some examples of alternatives to imprisonment are presented from Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana, Utah, and Tennessee. The programs encompass victim-offender reconciliation, victim-offender mediation programs, community service for adults and juveniles, victim restitution for juvenile and adult offenders, halfway houses, and intensive supervision. The goals, operations, costs, and effectiveness of these programs are discussed.