Source: (1997) VOMA Quarterly 8 (Fall): 1, 2.

Noting the increasing interest in family group conferencing (FGC) in various countries since its inception in New Zealand in 1989, Zimmerman looks specifically at FGC in Wagga Wagga, Australia. This initiative began in 1992 under the auspices of the New South Wales Police Service in response to concern over a growing problem with youth offending. Zimmerman discusses the nature, objectives, and process of FGC; its organizational placement in social welfare and governmental structures; and both positive results of FGC and key concerns about FGC.


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