Source: (2003) Reno, NV: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

Family group conferencing (FGC) is a model utilized by family welfare systems that brings together members of the child’s family, extended kin networks, and members of the child’s community in order to develop a comprehensive plan for the child’s safety. The FGC model changes the systematic child welfare response to at-risk children by centralizing the role of family and community networks. This evaluation was undertaken in order to examine whether the degree to which the 'Ohana Conferencing Program realizes the basic ideology, policies, and practices of the FGC model. Abstract courtesy of National Criminal Justice Reference Service, www.ncjrs.org.