The Indianapolis Restorative Justice Experiment

Tables


Table 1: Racial Composition of the Restorative Justice and Control
     Groups

Table showing the racial composition of the restorative justice and control groups, by number and percent.

Note: The chi-square comparison was not significant, meaning that the observed difference between the treatment and control groups was likely produced by chance.

* Because the groups included only three Hispanics and one "other" categorized respondent, these four respondents were grouped in the nonwhite category. The remaining respondents in the nonwhite category are African American.


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Table 2: Gender of Youth in the Restorative Justice and Control
    Groups

Table showing the gender of juvenile offenders in the restorative justice and control groups, by number and percent.

Note: Chi-square significant at <0.05, meaning that the difference between the treatment and control groups was greater than that expected to be produced by chance.

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Table 3: Primary Offenses Committed by Restorative Justice and
    Control Group Participants

Table identifying the primary offenses committed by restorative justice and control group participants, by number and percent.

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Table 4: Rearrest Rates at 6 and 12 Months

Table showing rearrest rates at 6 and 12 months for youth in the restorative justice and control groups, for the full sample and for those participants who completed the program.

Note: A p value of <0.05 indicates that chi-square is statistically significant, meaning that the difference between the treatment and control groups was greater than that expected to be produced by chance.

* The smaller sample sizes reported in this table reflect the fact that at the time of the analysis, not all of the study group youth had reached the 6- and 12-month followup stages. These cases are being tracked in the ongoing study.




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Restorative Justice Conferences as an Early Response
to Young Offenders
Juvenile Justice Bulletin August 2001