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Unformatted text preview: typically added without attention to needs or goals. Moreover, even when
effective, such programs often serve relatively few clients and thus have little impact on
improving the system as a whole.
To meet basic needs, juvenile justice professionals must develop different system priorities for
intervention based on clearly stated outcomes directed at the clients or “customers” of the
system. They must also change the context of intervention by defining new, more active roles for
citizens, offenders, and crime victims in the justice process. An effective mission is needed to
guide rational reform and help justice professionals and communities restructure their systems in
a meaningful way while avoiding fads and “quick fix” solutions. As suggested in Figure 1, the
mission must be used actively in daily decision making to guide reform and ensure effective
management. A. The Balanced Approach
The Balanced Approach mission addresses the public need for 1) sanctioning based on
accountability measures which attempt to restore victims and clearly denounce and provide
meaningful consequences for offensive behavior; 2) offender rehabilitation a...
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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.
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