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balanced and restorative practices, each jurisdiction has unique strengths and is able to highlight
one or more model policy, program, or process components that promise to point the way toward
the systemic change that is their common goal.
Three counties in Oregon (Lane, Deschutes and Multnomah), for example, adopted the Balanced
Approach mission several years ago and quickly developed model work experience and service
components as well as cognitive skills training curricula for offenders on probation. Juvenile
justice managers in these counties recently realized that their implementation of the mission
lacked a focus on victim input and involvement and required that greater priority be given to
completion of reparative sanctions. Similarly, Travis County, Texas (Austin) had earlier adopted
the mission but recently realized that their juvenile justice system had become “program-driven”
and had lost sight of the relevance of programs and practices to larger system goals; management
and staff are currently attempting to “breathe new life” into the mission and using it to scrutinize
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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.
- Spring '10