Source: (2000) Doctoral Dissertation, College of Architecture, Urban and Public Affairs, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, August 2000

Restorative justice provides an alternative “lensâ€? for viewing and developing new responses to juvenile crime… This study includes the results of a national telephone survey of key juvenile justice professionals who have been identified by key informants in each state as possessing knowledge and experience related to the status of restorative justice in the fifty states. A significant number of states and local juvenile justice systems are setting policy for the development and implementation of innovative programs and practices based on restorative justice principles. Case-study analyses of two states were also included. The case-study states are Minnesota, a government initiated, community-driven model, and Pennsylvania, a government-driven model. Each state has successfully developed and implemented a restorative justice approach using its respective model. Author’s abstract.