This report evaluates Hertfordshire County Council’s introduction of restorative justice in its young people’s residential units.
It provides quantitative data about police call-outs to residential units before and after the introduction of restorative justice. It also presents qualitative data drawn from the experiences of young people living in residential units, as well as from the staff who work in them.
The report is set out in such a way as to enable readers to access the findings and recommendations at different levels, depending on the detail they wish to have. The executive summary outlines the report’s key findings and recommendations. The full research report, which follows the summary, gives more detail about the evaluation process and its findings.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages99
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • young people
  • restorative justice
  • residential units


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