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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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