Source: (2002) Social Work Today 2 (1).

Van Wormer has professional experience in both social work and criminal justice. She finds them vastly different, as she illustrates through a contrast of some key terms and concepts in each field. Yet she also observes that they may find convergence in the principles and practices of restorative justice, though it is little known in the field of social work. With all of this in mind, writing to a social work audience, she explains what restorative justice is and how it is relevant to social work.


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