Youth Voice Journal (YVJ) is an international, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that publishes theoretical contributions and empirical studies on international issues affecting young people. YVJ is published by IARS Publications, a member of COPE. YVJ is ranked and indexed by Scopus, ORCID, Kudos, Criminal Justice Abstracts, EBSCO Information Services and The European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS).
In Greece, restorative practices are to some extent applied at the legal level, but have experienced faster growth through informal applications and social programmes, most of which involve young people. Both formal and informal restorative schemes face difficulties and obstacles as to their implementation. A comparative perspective is attempted through an evaluation of a case study from Juvenile Probation Services and qualitative research findings from the activity of the Hellenic Social Mediation Centre.