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is a framework to guide every decision and action in the system. Truly balanced systems based
on restorative values cannot be constructed overnight and they cannot be achieved through
mandates. Implementing a Balanced and Restorative Justice model should be viewed as a
continuous process of strategic improvement in local juvenile justice which engages all of those
who are affected by juvenile crime. The following guidelines will improve prospects for success
in implementing the model.
(1) Start small. Starting small allows for better management of reform efforts which in fact go
against traditional policy and practice. Juvenile justice managers should think in terms of
small, well run, and successful demonstration or pilot projects which can lead to ever
widening system and community efforts.
(2) Pick institutional targets and community projects with the potential for wider expansion and
ongoing operation. In choosing a pilot project, select programs or probation units that are
well managed, have good relationships with victim services, and serve neighborhoods where
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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.
- Spring '10