Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

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Unformatted text preview: akes the case for this mission, the “Balanced Approach,” and advocates consideration of a new philosophical framework, “Restorative Justice,” to guide broader policy development and reform in juvenile justice. The ideas expressed here are those of the authors, the Balanced and Restorative Justice project team, and those practitioners and policy makers who have reviewed, critiqued and enhanced various drafts of the document. Neither these ideas nor the strategies proposed necessarily represent the views of the Department of Justice and OJJDP. Moreover, although the authors draw objectively on empirical research, policy and program experience, logic, and theory, the monograph presents a strong point of view and a value-driven vision for a more effective, fair and humane juvenile justice system. Ultimately, this monograph is intended to serve as a framework for action based on deliberate, collaborative and carefully planned and evaluated pilot efforts to restructure local juvenile justice systems based on the new mission and the new philosophical framework. Whi...
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