Restorative justice can drastically reduce need to restrain young offenders

PUBLISHED February 4, 2014

The use of restraint in secure children's homes and young offender institutions is on the rise, but a children's home in Exeter is bucking the trend through a new method of resolving disputes. Atkinson Secure Children's Home has seen a 91% decrease in the use of restraint by using restorative justice ? a technique which facilitates communication between victims and perpetrators involved in conflict.

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