Date of Award
Master of Arts in Community Development and Planning (CDP)
International Development, Community and Environment
This paper addresses the feasibility of implementing a restorative justice process in the juvenile justice system in Worcester, Massachusetts from a community stakeholder perspective. Strengths, barriers, process, and collective will in Worcester were explored. Findings of this research include that while Worcester has many strengths, the barriers and lack of collective will may interfere with any immediate attempts to implement restorative justice processes within the local juvenile justice system. It concludes that while restorative justice approaches may be feasible in the longer term, current implementation is unlikely.
Hooper, April M., "Can We Do It? : The Feasibility of Youth Restorative Justice Implementation in Worcester" (2016). International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE). 66.