Source: Moscow: Public Centre for Legal and Judicial Reform. Downloaded 10 October 2002.As Tamara Zamanova observes, a team for promoting restorative justice ideas was formed in the city of Velikii Novgorod in Russia, with help from the Public Centre for Legal and Judicial Reform. The restorative justice programs in Velikii Novgorod focus on prevention of child abandonment. Zamanova discusses how referrals are made to the programs, conditions that contribute to the problem of child abandonment in families, and restorative justice responses to these family crises. To illustrate the restorative efforts in Velikii Novgorod, a case study is included at the end of the article.