Family Group Decision Making: New Roles for 'Old' Partners in Resolving Family Violence|
Implementation Report Summary
Gale Burford and Joan Pennell
A unique example in North America of the principles of Restorative Justice in action, in
which community groups and government departments partnered up with a school of social
work in a university to discover new ways of dealing with a social problem. This book
summarizes in clear and usable language the findings from the Newfoundland and Labrador
Family Group Decision Making Project. Its question and answer format anticipates the kinds of
questions social workers, police, correctional workers, women's groups, managers, and policy
makers have about the capacity of extended family members to work safely and co-operatively
with mandated authorities to end violence.
" . . . pushes the boundries of knowledge of how best to assist both children and the
families of disadvantage." -- Gabrielle Maxwell, commissioner for Children, Wellington, New
Softcover. Published in 1996. 66 pages. ISBN 0-919666-91-4. B&w illustrations. Price $15.95 CAD.