Source: (1996) Monsey, NY: Criminal Justice Press, 240p.

An anthology of 14 papers review the principles and practices of family group conferences (FGCs) in the juvenile justice and child protection systems of several nations. Topics include: the origin and development of family group conferences; use of FGCs in child protection work in New Zealand; research on child welfare family group conferences in New Zealand; impact of FGCs with young offenders in South Australia; FGCs in Victoria, AUS; child welfare services FGCs in England and Wales; FGCs in Canada and the U.S.; family group decision making in Oregon; FGCs and young aboriginal offenders in Winnipeg, CAN; and family group decision making in Canada.