Juvenile Justice Restorative Conferences

Juvenile Justice Restorative Conferences

 In 1999 Hawai‘i Friends piloted a restorative justice program for juveniles, Restorative Conferences: A New Approach for Juvenile Justice in Honolulu, which was considered by Larry Sherman and Heather Strang in the preparation of their Smith Institute report, Restorative Justice: the evidence (http://www.smith-institute.org.uk/download-pages/download_restorative-justice-full-report.htm).

Hawai‘i Friends consistently receives requests for information about this juvenile justice program.

The United Nations, UNICEF, has cited Hawai’i Friends’ juvenile justice work as a model for youth diversion and violence prevention: http://www.unicef.org/tdad/index_56513.html