Little Book of Family Group Conferences( The Little Books of Justice & peacebuilding Series) : New Zealand Style

Little Book of Family Group Conferences( The Little Books of Justice & peacebuilding Series) : New Zealand Style

by Allan MacRae, Howard Zehr
     
 

ISBN-10: 1561484032

ISBN-13: 9781561484034

Pub. Date: 11/28/2003

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing


          Family Group Conferences (FGCs) are the primary forum in New Zealand for dealing with juvenile crime as well as child welfare issues. This third volume in The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding Series is about the juvenile justice system that is built around these…  See more details below

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          Family Group Conferences (FGCs) are the primary forum in New Zealand for dealing with juvenile crime as well as child welfare issues. This third volume in The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding Series is about the juvenile justice system that is built around these conferences.           Since their introduction in New Zealand, Family Group Conferences have been adopted and adapted in many places throughout the world. They have been applied in many arenas including child welfare, school discipline, and criminal justice, both juvenile and adult. In fact, FGCs have emerged as one of the most promising models of restorative justice.           This Little Book describes the basics and rationale for this approach to juvenile justice, as well as how an FGC is conducted.           A title in The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding Series.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561484034
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Series:
The Little Book of Justice and Peacebuilding Series
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
74
Sales rank:
979,043
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.16(d)

Table of Contents

I.Introduction3
A story3
About this book7
II.Overview10
The Conference12
The system13
III.Principled Practice18
Seven goals18
Seven guiding principles20
IV.Organizing a Family Group Conference26
The Coordinator's role26
Conference participants29
Preparation30
Working with victims32
Working with offender and family36
The Conference38
The plan51
Extending the family54
V.Beyond the Family Group Conference56
Conferencing the Conferences57
A story62
Selected Readings65
Acknowledgments66
AppendicesResearch and Statistics67
National Research67
Benefits of Family Group Conferences69
Sample Proposal to Address Peer Groups70
Types of FGCs in New Zealand72
About the Authors74

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