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Unformatted text preview: stice systems. Because the process of implementing this new approach will be evolutionary and some new
practices will appear similar to old practices on the surface, it is essential that policy and practice
be tested against the restorative value system on a regular basis. Frequent articulation of the
ultimate vision will assist in keeping changes on track. It is also essential that specific
implementation plans be developed at the grass roots level through a community based process
Balanced and Restorative Justice for Juveniles 42 engaging all stakeholders. There is no single blueprint for this model. Implementation may look
different in different jurisdictions. However, outcomes and underlying values will be constant.
Although the feasibility and positive impact of restorative justice programs has been
demonstrated over more than a decade of positive program experience and research findings,
research studies have yielded promising empirical results, the policy and practice of restorative
justice remains for the most part outside the mainstream of most juvenile justice systems. Even
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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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