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repaying or restoring losses to victims and the community. Competency development, the
rehabilitative goal for intervention, requires that youth who enter the juvenile justice system
should exit the system more capable of being productive and responsible in the community. The
Community protection goal explicitly acknowledges and endorses a long time public expectation
that juvenile justice must place equal emphasis on promoting public safety and security at the
lowest possible cost. Finally, the mission is founded on the belief that justice is best served when
the victim, community, and youth are viewed as equal clients of the justice system who will
receive fair and balanced attention, be actively involved in the justice process, and gain tangible
benefits from their interactions with the juvenile justice system.
The Balanced Approach mission is rooted in and responsive to traditional values in American
communities (e.g., making amends to victims and the public; the work ethic)....
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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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