Source: (2005) In, Jay Albanese, editor, Current Issues in International Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. Milano, Italy: International Scientific and Professional Advisory Council of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Crimial Justice. pp.39-44.

With high prison populations, high crime rates, and low confidence in the judicial system, many Latin American countries are looking to restorative justice as a path of justice reform. The growing use of restorative processes is seen both at the policy and grassroots level.