Table of Contents

Part I: The Theory Behind the Empowerment Model of Restorative Justice

A critique of the present criminal justice system

The empowerment model

What works: social and moral psychological mechanisms in restorative justice

Part II: Implementing the Empowerment Model

A comparison of different restorative justice conferencing models

For facilitators: a guide to running conferences

For participants: general comments

For victims and victim supporters

For offenders and offenders’ supporters

For professionals

For program managers, referring agents and policy makers


Appendix 1: Script for facilitatorsAppendix 2: Crisis management plan

Appendix 3: Role plays

Bibliography/ Index

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