Source: (2001) Tasmania, Australia: Department of Health and Human Services.

This manual presents principles and practices that provide a framework for the development and operation of a community conference, a practice based in restorative justice. A number of topics are addressed clearly and succinctly: the role of conference facilitators; the conference process; the role of the youth justice unit of Tasmania’s Department of Health and Human Services; the participation of the victim, the youth offender, and the youth’s parents or guardians; sanctions; confidentiality; reporting on conference outcomes; and referral to other services. An appendix contains many forms useful for community conferences.