Source: (2013) in, Katherine S. van Wormer and Lorenn Walkers, eds, Restorative Justice Today: Practical Applications. Los Angeles: Sage. PP. 173-183.
Hawai’i has been experimenting with a restorative reentry group planning model where incarcerated people apply to meet in a facilitated three-hour process that addresses an individual’s needs for a successful reentry into the community. The process applies current learning theory principles in a self-directed group process that repairs relationships necessary for criminal desistance. The process addresses incarcerated people’s need for reconciliation with their loved ones and unrelated victims — and themselves. Research of small samples out of prison two years are more shows promise for this restorative reentry intervention. (editor’s description)
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