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Unformatted text preview: m Table VIII and the discussion above are the primary legal decision
makers in the juvenile court: judges, prosecutors, and public defenders. Although our focus has
been on defining new proactive roles for those who have been passive participants or
nonparticipants in the juvenile justice process and new roles for juvenile justice staff responsible
for carrying out the dispositional orders of juvenile courts, it should be obvious that traditional
decision makers will play key roles both in implementing restorative justice and ensuring fair and
efficient intervention. Nor does the preference for informal, mediation and dispute resolution
processes imply that there will be no role for formal procedures aimed at protecting the due
process rights of offenders and ensuring fair and equitable adjudication and dispositional
requirements. The recent endorsement of restorative justice and mediation by the American Bar
Association and the strong support for reparative programs and the Balanced Approach mission
from juvenile court judges in sev...
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- Spring '10