Source: (1999) Tallahassee, FL: Institute for Health and Human Services Research, Florida State University

This report consists of an evaluation of a program in Leon County, Florida, to apply restorative justice strategies with juvenile and adult offenders. The strategies include conferences for victim-offender mediation, offender awareness of the impact of crime on a victim, and involvement of community members in sanctioning. Based on a balanced and restorative justice approach, the program’s principles include accountability to the victim, competency development for offenders, and community or public safety. The report surveys the balanced and restorative justice concept, program objectives and procedures, program activities to implement the principles, and evaluation research method and findings.