Source: (1999) Paper presented at the Building Strong Partnerships for Restorative Practices conference, Burlington, Vermont, 5-7 August 1999. Downloaded 8 June 2004.

This paper presents a broad overview of restorative justice practice during the last 30 years. The historical evolution of the three primary restorative justice models–mediation, conferencing and circles–are summarized and differences between "youth justice" and "child welfare" conferences are highlighted. A chronology of significant restorative justice programs is presented and the general trends in practice are discussed.

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