Source: (2007) Reclaiming Children and Youth. 15(4): 214-219.

A prominent leader in the movement towards restorative approaches in juvenile justice presents cutting-edge practice for community service. Such programs balance community safety, accountability for behavior and development of the competency of youth. This article describes the benefits and challenges of implementing this model and suggests the justice system advance the place of service with the same passion as the widely heralded Civilian Conservation programs of the Depression Era. (publisher's abstract)