Source: (1999) Paper presented to the Third International Conference on Restorative Justice for Juveniles, held in Leuven, Belgium, 24-27 October.

Building on his earlier work on restorative justice in everyday life, Ted Wachtel in this paper contrasts the current punitive-permissive continuum with a larger vision of restorative practices. This larger vision challenges many of the program models now being called “restorative.â€? In this regard, based on research results from individual-level analysis, he calls for measuring the aggregate effects of restorative practices in organizations and communities.