Source: (2001) In, Heather Strang and John Braithwaite, eds.. Restorative Justice: Philosophy and Practice. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company. Pp. 93-103.

In this essay, Maxwell and Morris revisit young people and their families who participated in Family Group Conferences in 1990-91. The purpose of the study six years later was to determine if the process used by the FGC had any impact on reoffending. While reinforcing the impact of life events on recidivism, the study did find that certain aspects of the conferencing approach were important in predicting reoffending.