Source: (2002) Paper presented at "Dreaming of a New Reality," the Third International Conference on Conferencing, Circles and other Restorative Practices, August 8-10, 2002, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania: International Institute for Restorative Practices. Downloaded 20 May 2004.

This paper focuses on development of restorative justice in Hong Kong. Restorative practices are now rapidly gaining acceptance in many countries around the world. In Hong Kong, social workers have been adopting different kinds of restorative practices in a number of settings recently such as family mediation, neighborhood disputes settlement, commercial disputes resolution, and post-court victim-offender mediation. In order not to confuse readers, this paper narrows the scope of discussion to discussing the restorative justice for juvenile delinquents only. By contrasting the existing retributive justice model which has been already in place, I argue that there should be R.J. developed to take care of victims’ needs, and to help offenders be integrated into the community. Author's abstract.


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