Source: (2000) Englewood, Colorado: National Center on Family Group Decision Making, American Humane. Downloaded 1 December 2005.

AHA’s National Center on Family Group Decision Making has developed a matrix to identify the key issues and decisions that a community should consider when developing and implementing a family group conferencing initiative. It is based on best practice standards and the most current research in family group decision making. The key issues and decisions address several main areas: Building Community Partnerships, Policies and Procedures that are internal to the implementing agency, Staffing Infrastructure and Training, and Administrative issues. (excerpt)

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