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Family group conference and young people who offend Project: Principles and Process

Hennessy, Julia
June 4, 2015

Source: (2001) Revised by Guy Masters, February 2002. Essex, England: Essex County Council. Downloaded 19 August 2004.

This project in Essex County, England, is intended to restore the equilibrium to victims of crime and young people who have offended against them. The model of intervention to achieve this aim is the family group conference process based on a restorative justice approach to wrongdoing and conflict. Following an introduction to restorative justice and the basic framework for family group conferences, this document provides both an overview of the project’s principles and a detailed outline of the conference process (participants; preparation; conduct of the conference; and post conference actions).


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