Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

Balanced and restorative justice for juveniles i

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Unformatted text preview: tion. Balanced and Restorative Justice for Juveniles i Foreword In response to criticism of the juvenile justice system in the 1990s, and its ability to effectively reduce serious and violent juvenile crime, state and local jurisdictions have looked for new programs, policies and procedures to shore up their systems. While some have reacted to increased serious and violent juvenile crime with quick fixes, many juvenile justice practitioners have viewed the apparent crisis as an opportunity to take a back-to-basics look at the goals of juvenile justice, at what clients should be served, and at what values should inform policy and practice. The Balanced and Restorative Justice model is helping a number of these professionals regain the community support needed to build an effective and responsive juvenile justice system. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has featured the balanced and restorative justice concept as a key feature of our Comprehensive Strategy for Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offende...
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2011 for the course CRJU 4230 taught by Professor Derekallen during the Spring '10 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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