Source: (2001) Springer Series of Family Violence. New York: Springer Publishing Company.In Counseling Female Offenders and Victims, Katherine van Wormer proposes a new model of practice that combines social work strengths theory with restorative justice principles. The book is a mixture of theoretical formulation, statistical information, and practical advice. Participant observation and statistical data are used to pull these two theories together. With a background in social work, van Wormer provides an insider’s view of the reality of working with offenders.