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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
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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