Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work

First Advisor

Susan Bullerdick, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Vernon Bloom, M.S.W.

Third Advisor

John McLagan, M.S.W.


Restorative services are offered in various settings where harm has occurred and, it has been unclear what is available in Minnesota. Minnesota, as a national leader in restorative justice, has been unable to compile a comprehensive list of restorative service providers until now. An open- and closed-ended questionnaire was sent to potential Minnesota restorative service providers. The intent was to determine what types of restorative services and models are practiced by what types of agencies, where services are provided, and to examine to what extent restorative philosophy values are integrated into agency policies. Various univariate and bivariate analysis were utilized. Findings indicated most services are provided in rural Minnesota; models derived from the restorative justice discipline are highly represented; and the more that restorative philosophy values are integrated into an agency's policies, the more restorative values become an agency philosophy rather than a program. A list of restorative service providers is now available from the Minnesota Department of Corrections.


SC 11.MSW.2000.Steckman.DLM

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