Check out this Literature Review on Restorative Justice for Juveniles from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
In August, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention conducted a literature review of national evidence-based research on restorative justice for juveniles. The framework has long been debated on its differences to more traditional interactions with justice-involved individuals. By uniting victims, justice-involved youths, community members, and other key stakeholders, restorative justice programs seek to help youths understand the implications of their actions and offer opportunities for community reconnection and harm reduction. This literature review examines the effectiveness of restorative justice when working with justice-involved juveniles through an analysis of the theoretical framework, target populations, goals and models of restorative justice programs, and the outcome evidence of juvenile restorative justice programs.