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simultaneously address the interests of three clients through a balanced allocation of resources.
Although the mandate to serve three customers rather than one will provide a challenge to
juvenile justice systems that have maintained a one-dimensional focus, the model assumes that
significant offender change cannot occur without involvement of victims and the community.
Because making amends to victims is viewed as a first step in the meaningful rehabilitation and
reintegration of offenders, achieving rehabilitative objectives is also contingent on meeting
reparative obligations. These objectives cannot be achieved without the involvement of victims
and the community, as well as offenders. Likewise, attempts to enhance public safety that do not
also engage the community and victims -- as well as offenders -- are at best limited to efforts to
managing risk presented by known individual lawbreakers. Finally sanctioning that is not focused
on accountability to victims and does not involve victims and communities in the process is
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- Spring '10
- 1984, ........., Balanced and Restorative Justice