Source: (1999) Balanced and Restorative Justice Project, Florida Atlantic University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Paper presented at the annual conference of the Academy for Criminal Justice Sciences, Orlando, FL

As indicated in the title, this document summarizes results of an assessment of restorative juvenile justice – including the Balanced and Restorative Justice approach – in states in the United States. It surveys evidence for the prevalence of restorative justice principles and practices. Sections of this document include information on location of restorative justice principles in state documents, implementation of restorative justice in various programs, the role of major stakeholders in restorative justice, and funding and resources support for restorative justice. Several tables summarize and present the findings with specific reference to the individual states.

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