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allies in the reform process and will provide meaningful input into the development of
rehabilitative and public safety policies and practices -- as well as sanctioning processes
aimed at restoration. Develop an independent victim advisory committee for the reform
(6) Cultivate ownership and sponsorship of specific projects by conventional community
institutions such as employers, victims' groups and civic organizations. To ensure that
projects and activities will be viewed as meaningful, ask these sponsors for ideas about
projects important to them. Avoid the standard juvenile justice coalitions limited to youth
“with problems.” Seek commitment from organizations with “clout” that can influence
conventional growth and development of youth (e.g., through work, education) rather than
treatment organizations (e.g., mental health, drug abuse) and service providers. Cultivate
victims and members of victim support groups as leaders and spokespersons for restorative
approaches. Involve these groups in a community advisor...
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- Spring '10