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This document proposes a new philosophical framework, Restorative Justice, and a new mission
for juvenile justice, the Balanced Approach. As a new “paradigm” or “lens” for viewing the
problem of crime and the response to it, the Balanced and Restorative Justice Model can provide
a coherent blueprint for significant reform which would begin to change the role and image of the
juvenile justice system from “receptacle” and “revolving door” to “resource.” As a resource for
administering justice for juveniles and promoting accountability and youth development, a
restructured juvenile justice system could enhance the quality of life in communities through
victim and community restoration, offender competency, and risk management and preventative
services aimed at improved public safety. The process of justice in a restorative framework can
more effectively serve victims and victimized communities, leaving the community stronger after
juvenile justice system intervent...
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- Spring '10