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Unformatted text preview: tion directed through schools, religious groups, and other community agencies
would be expanded and supported (see Sidebar on pg. 23). Using community guardians to assist
parents in support of completion of restorative requirements, as well as in monitoring youth
under court supervision, has also been tried successfully in some jurisdictions. Partnerships with
community police officers can improve juvenile justice capacity to manage risks in high crime
neighborhoods, reduce fear of youth crime, and even accomplish other restorative goals.
An immediate challenge for jurisdictions wishing to implement a balanced approach to
community protection is to develop a progressive response system which specifies the range of
sanctions and risk management requirements appropriate to offenders based on objective risk
assessment. Such a system would also clearly articulate a range of preferred, intermediate
consequences for failure to comply with conditions of supervision. Second, preventing
reoffending while the offender is on community supervision should begin with a strategic focus
on free time, or hours available fo...
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