Source: (2000) Kaleidoscope of Justice: Highlighting Restorative Juvenile Justice. 1(3): 4-5. Fort Lauderdale, FL: Balanced and Restorative Justice Project, Florida Atlantic University. Downloaded 21 January 2005.

According to Sandra O’Brien, several years after restorative justice first appeared in the United States, the staff at the Balanced and Restorative Justice Project (Florida Atlantic University) embarked on a study to assess if and how restorative justice principles are being developed and implemented in all fifty states. Conducted through interviews with an appropriate person in each state between January and March 1999, the BARJ staff surveyed five key questions or areas. Hence, the results of the study are organized into five sections. Here O’Brien summarizes the findings and analysis for Sections 4 and 5. Section 4 covers the question as to how restorative justice is put into operation in each state. Section 5 deals with the question of levels of funding and resources appropriated for restorative justice programs and practices.


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