Source: (2000) Paper presented at The Second International Conference on Conferencing and Circles: Restorative Practice in Action. Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 10-12 August 2000.

The author, on the Police Services Board in Renfrew, Ontario (Canada), relates the details of dealing with an arson offense caused by a youth. The offense was dealt with in a family group conference using the conference script from Real Justice. Participants included the youth, his family, a lawyer, and representatives from the school damaged by the arson. The outcomes of the process are included in this paper.