Restorative Justice Through Community Sanctioning Panels

Evelyn Zellerer, Florida State University
Joanna Cannon, Florida State University

ABSTRACT
Restorative community justice calls for victim, offender and community participation in responding to crime. Community sanctioning panels are a promising example of how the restorative justice model can be put into practice. In this presenttion, we discuss the implementation and evaluation of a restorative justice project that utilized community sanctioning panels for young offenders. Using our case example -- the Southside Restorative Justice Project in Tallahassee, Florida -- we will focus on numerous issues and challenges that arise when attempting to move from vision to practice.

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