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Unformatted text preview: rs. We recognize that the juvenile justice system must not
only seek to establish a continuum of prevention, early intervention, and graduated sanctions in
order to reduce serious and violent delinquency, but that our long-term success requires a
graduated sanctions model that effectively balances the key roles of the juvenile justice system.
The restorative justice focus on crime as harm, and justice as repairing the harm, offers a vision
that elevates the role of crime victim, yet views victim, offender, and community as equal
customers of juvenile justice services and as important, active coparticipants in responding to
juvenile crime. To implement this three-dimensional agenda for a community justice response to
juvenile crime, the Balanced and Restorative Justice mission provides a concrete “roadmap” to
help managers address community crime control needs and expectations by holding juvenile
offenders accountable to individual victims and the community, by enabling offenders to
function as productive citizens, and by developing strategies for making juvenile justice agencies
a resource for enhancing publi...
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- Spring '10