American Humane Restorative Justice for Youth Initiative


63 Inverness Drive East
Englewood, CO, 80112

Our Restorative Justice for Youth Initiative, launched in January 2008, builds on our longstanding work bringing family group decision making to child welfare systems, as well as an extremely successful approach to juvenile justice practiced in Northern California. The initiative's focus is to provide holistic ways to address youth offending through collaborative processes and consensual outcomes that: -Hold youth accountable for their acts -Address victims' needs -Involve victims, youth and their families, communities and law enforcement agencies in the resolution process The initiative strives to disseminate restorative justice processes and practices nationwide and to bridge the gap between child welfare and the juvenile justice system. Because of the current "disconnect" between the two systems, youth in both systems and those bearing dependency markers, such as abuse and/or neglect, and under the sole auspices of the juvenile justice system have a different set of needs: accountability and care. Adapted from organization web site.

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