The National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) began an independent assessment of the Restorative Community Conferencing Program to gain an understanding of program effectiveness as a youth diversion model that emphasizes victim participation for healing and accountability. Program success is measured through looking at youth re-arrests, the rate of youth adjudicated delinquent post program completion, and financial savings for RCC youth versus youth in the traditional juvenile justice system. Our rates of re-arrest and subsequent adjudications continue to decline.
Impact Justice continued to do ongoing assessment of RCC, culminating in the following report from the summer of 2017:
Restorative Community Conferencing: A study of Community Works West’s restorative justice youth diversion program in Alameda County