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Restorative Justice Laws: State Summaries

Prepared by

Carolyn Lambert (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Shannon Sliva (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Dated:  Aug. 22, 2016

The state summaries are drawn from the US Restorative Justice Legislation Database, compiled by the Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, College of Law, Georgia State University. 

The full database includes references to statutes, regulations, and administrative code from throughout the United States.  The summary only covers statutes.

Statutes are gathered from the Westlaw legal database using search terms including:

* Balanced Justice
* Circle Processes
* Community Circles
* Community Conferencing
* Family Circles
* Family Conferencing
* Family Group Decision Making
* Reconciliation
* Restoration
* Restorative Discipline
* Restorative Justice
* Victim/Offender
* Victim Impact

Results are updated monthly and are current through 8/22/2016.

This summary list was prepared at the request of NACRJ and some legislation may have been missed.  If you are aware of any legislation that we have missed, please contact the authors, Carolyn Lambert (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Shannon Sliva (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). We would be happy to hear from you.

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