Faculty Publications

Title

The case for restorative justice: A crucial adjunct to the social work curriculum

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Corrections, Criminal justice, Family group conferencing, Restorative justice, Strengths approach, Victim-offender conferencing

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Teaching in Social Work

Volume

26

Issue

3-4

First Page

57

Last Page

69

Abstract

This paper discusses the significance of restorative justice practices and orientations for social work education. It describes the four basic forms of restorative justice-victim-offender conferencing, community reparative boards, family group conferencing, and healing circles, with special relevance to social work. Learning about principles and practice of restorative justice is important, if social work is to provide leadership in policy innovation and program development. Following the overview, this paper provides suggestions for integrating restorative content on this timely topic throughout the social work curriculum. Copyright © 2006 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.

Original Publication Date

12-27-2006

DOI of published version

10.1300/J067v26n03_04

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