Unformatted text preview: nile justice systems have adopted the balanced mission as a prototype for systemic
reform. However, some juvenile justice managers and their staff are accepting the challenges of
the new model to move toward “balance” in meeting the needs of victim, offender and
community. These professionals, including several involved in demonstration efforts in local
juvenile justice systems in five states, have in recent months begun a long-term process of
“reinventing” or restructuring their systems based on the balanced mission and the restorative
justice framework. As pilot sites in a national action research project funded by the Office of
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to implement the Balanced and
Restorative Justice model, local jurisdictions in Oregon, Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, and
Minnesota are using the mission and framework as a guide to strategic planning for systemic
reform. At the same time, each jurisdiction is initiating pilot programs which demonstrate the
principles of the model on a small scale. While at d...
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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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