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supervision programs such as home detention and intensive supervision are being operated in
such a way that public safety in ensured. Balanced and Restorative Justice for Juveniles 37 C. Benefits of Community Involvement Why Involve the
Community? • Some may argue that community members are
resistant to involvement in the justice system or that
most citizens are not appropriately trained to
participate in sanctioning, rehabilitative, or protective
functions. In part, the apathy and noninvolvement of
citizens in current juvenile justice efforts can be
attributed to a growing cynicism about the system's
commitment to their needs. The new mission, and
the implementation of balanced and restorative
policies and practices reinforce traditional values
about justice, communities and youth development.
As citizens recognize changes in the system, they
should increasingly understand the benefits of their
As citizens increase their
participation, the strength, resources, and credibility
of the system are also exp...
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