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separate justice system for juveniles. This document outlines an alternative
philosophy, restorative justice, and a new mission, the balanced approach, which
require that juvenile justice systems devote attention to making amends to victims
and the community, increasing offender competencies, and protecting the public,
through processes in which offenders, victims and the community are all active
participants. A Balanced and Restorative Justice model provides a framework for
systemic reform and offers hope for preserving and revitalizing the juvenile
justice system. Implementing this new approach involves developing a new
mission and goals for juvenile justice, reallocating resources, redesigning job
descriptions, developing new reporting measures and data collection systems to
monitor effectiveness, giving priority to new programs and practices, and
developing new roles for victims, citizens, and offenders in the justice process.
Implementation must begin with consensus building among key stakeholders and
testing with small pilot projects to develop the model. This evolutionar...
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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