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Balanced and Restorative Justice for Juveniles 40 (7) In all pilot efforts and planning groups ensure cultural diversity and focus on impacting
minority over representation and racial discrimination in juvenile justice. To do this, make
sure indigenous minority organizations--businesses and business groups, churches, civic and
fraternal organizations--are involved and asked to assume leadership and advocacy roles from
the beginning. Whenever possible, select service and action projects which result in
improvements in offenders' own neighborhoods.
(8) Build on the power of the group. Group activities and projects allow for peer and adult
support and involvement with adolescents in the juvenile justice system. Group projects also
enhance youth skills in working with others. Encourage and reward staff creativity in
developing these action projects and support innovation in involving the community. Have
(9) Focus on projects which mix youth and adults, including the elderly. A...
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