Source: (2011) International Social Work. 54(5):101-716.

Restorative justice has grown rapidly in the last two decades with the emergence of new practice approaches in juvenile justice and school social work. This article briefly analyses the backgrounds leading to the emergence of restorative justice around the world. It highlights the basic ideas and themes of restorative justice, and discusses how it may be adopted in youth services such as school social work and juvenile justice in Hong Kong. (author's abstract)