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This article examines participation rates in restorative justice programs, the reasons for such participation, participant satisfaction, participant perception of fairness, restitution and repair of harm, diversion, recidivism and cost. A total of 85 studies were reviewed for the article, including 53 mediation studies, 22 group conferencing studies, 5 circle studies, 2 studies of other dialogue programs, and 3 meta-analyses. (excerpt)