Source: (2004) Kaleidoscope of Justice: Highlighting Restorative Juvenile Justice. 4(1&2): 12-14. Fort Lauderdale, FL: Balanced and Restorative Justice Project, Florida Atlantic University. Downloaded 21 January 2005.

A suburb of Saint Paul, Minnesota, Woodbury is a rapidly growing city of 50,000 people. In recent years it has experienced a significant increase in juvenile offending. The Woodbury Police Department decided it was necessary to try a new approach to the problem of juvenile crime. Thus was born the Woodbury Community Justice Program. It is a police-based program which employs restorative practices to deal primarily with juvenile crime and delinquency. David Hines, a police officer with the Woodbury Public Safety Department, describes this community restorative justice program, including providing statistics on violations dealt with over nearly eight years, as well as guidelines for officer training.

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