I can honestly say that this is an issue close to my heart. We have used it ourselves at home, when a ...
I like Ann's 2 points- first, the victim MUST be at the center of the restorative justice process. Help them to overcome the fear of being a victim. And, there must be resources to sustain the process.
Holding youth accountable and forcing them to face their victims is not the only factor in keeping them from re-offending. I think the parents of the youth have an important role in holding the youth accountable and reminding them of the consequenses of bad behavior. I would have loved to see the mom "frogmarching" the kid to the door to atone.