Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

Restorative justice in the 21st century

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Unformatted text preview: Balanced and Restorative Justice for Juveniles A Framework for Juvenile Justice in the 21st Century Balanced and Restorative Justice Project August 1997 Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention(OJJDP) was established by the President and Congress through the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act of 1974, Public Law 93-415, as amended. Located within the office of Justice Programs of the U.S. Department of Justice, OJJDP's goal is to provide national leadership in addressing the issues of juvenile delinquency and improving juvenile justice. OJJDP sponsors a broad array of research, program, and training initiatives to improve the juvenile justice system as a whole, as well as to benefit individual youth-serving agencies. These initiatives are carried out by seven components within OJJDP, described below. Research and Program Development Division develops knowledge on national trends in juvenile delinquency; supports a program for data collection and information sharing that incorporates elements of statistical and systems development; identifies how delinquency develops and the best methods for its prevention, intervention, and treatment; and analyzes practices and trends in the juvenile justice system. Tra...
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