Back to RJ Archive

The New Zealand Model of Family Group Conferences.

Maxwell, Gabrielle
June 4, 2015

Source: (1994) In C. Alder and J. Wundersitz (eds.), Family Conferencing and Juvenile Justice: The Way Forward or Misplaced Optimism? Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. Pp 15-44.

The authors describe the New Zealand model of family group conferences and how this model includes both traditional and innovative approaches. They describe the process of FGCs and define some of the key concepts. An empirical evaluation of the process is explained and data is presented on who attends, the penalties imposed, participant’s satisfaction, and cultural appropriateness of the process. Finally, they discuss some inherent contradictions in the model and problems of implementation.


AbstractConferencesCourtsFamiliesJuvenilePacificPolicePrisonsRestorative PracticesRJ and the WorkplaceRJ in SchoolsRJ OfficeStatutes and LegislationTeachers and StudentsVictim Support
Support the cause

We've Been Restoring Justice for More Than 40 Years

Your donation helps Prison Fellowship International repair the harm caused by crime by emphasizing accountability, forgiveness, and making amends for prisoners and those affected by their actions. When victims, offenders, and community members meet to decide how to do that, the results are transformational.

Donate Now