Source: (2000) From Crime and Justice: A Review of Research, Vol. 27, pp. 235-303, 2000, Michael Tonry, ed.

Both restorative justice (RJ) and community justice (CJ), identified as separate movements, share goals of community participation, empowerment, and development. It is not clear, however, as to whether RJ and CJ initiatives will work and with what effects. The theoretical promise has not yet achieved practical success. The author concludes the limited results of RJ and CJ reflect more the inadequacies of evaluation research to date than the non-feasibility of RJ and CJ concepts and goals.