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Foreword

Acknowledgments

Tables and Figures

About the Balanced and Restorative Justice Project

Introduction

Purpose of This Document

Overview of the Balanced and Restorative Justice Project

Balanced and Restorative Justice Philosophy

Principles of Restorative Justice

The Restorative Justice Vision

The Balanced Approach Mission

Transforming the Current Juvenile Justice System Into a More Restorative Model

Getting Started: Steps in Organizational Change

Balanced and Restorative Justice Practice: Accountability

Characteristics of Restorative Accountability Strategies

Restorative Accountability Practice Definitions

Promising Programs: Accountability

Common Problems in Choosing Accountability Strategies

Recommended Participants for Implementation

Roles for Juvenile Justice Professionals

Expected Outcomes

Benefits to Juvenile Justice Professionals

Guiding Questions for Juvenile Justice Professionals

Balanced and Restorative Justice Practice: Competency Development

Characteristics of Restorative Competency Development

Restorative Competency Development Practice Definitions

Promising Programs: Competency Development

Common Problems in Competency Development Programming

Recommended Participants for Implementation

Roles for Juvenile Justice Professionals

Expected Outcomes

Benefits to Juvenile Justice Professionals

Guiding Questions for Juvenile Justice Professionals

Balanced and Restorative Justice Practice: Community Safety

Characteristics of Restorative Community Safety

Restorative Community Safety Practice Definitions

Community-Focused Community Safety Practice

Promising Programs: Community Safety

Common Problems in Choosing Community Safety Strategies

Recommended Participants for Implementation

Roles for Juvenile Justice Professionals

Expected Outcomes

Benefits to Juvenile Justice Professionals

Guiding Questions for Juvenile Justice Professionals

Putting the Pieces Together

Weaving the Strands of Accountability, Competency Development, and Community Safety

Balanced and Restorative Justice in Practice

Role Changes in Balanced and Restorative Justice

New Roles for Victims, Communities, Juvenile Offenders, and Juvenile Justice Professionals

Changing Decisionmaking Roles: New Options

Skills and Knowledge Needed by the Juvenile Justice Professional

Juvenile Justice Professional Role-Change Examples

Juvenile Justice Professionals Engaging the Community

Identification and Involvement of Key Stakeholders

Long-Term Prevention Activities

Creation of Partnerships for Prevention

A Change in Countywide Systems Toward Restorative Justice

A Move From Community "Corrections" to Community "Justice"

Community Policing: Solving Problems

Getting Help: Strategies for Involving Stakeholders

Guiding Principles

Measuring Outcomes

Guiding Questions for Measuring Outcomes for Individual Dispositions

Guiding Questions for Measuring Outcomes for the Juvenile Justice System

Balanced and Restorative Justice Practice Tools

Quality Restorative Justice Practice

Grounding Interventions in Key Restorative Justice Values

Community Justice Officer Position Description

Sample Disposition

Balanced and Restorative Justice Case Management Guide

Case Studies That Demonstrate Change Toward a Balanced and Restorative Justice Model

Dakota County Community Corrections, Dakota County, MN: Organizational Change

Overview of the Dakota County Restorative Justice Effort

Dakota County Within the Context of the Larger Balanced and Restorative Justice Effort

Organizational Change: Eliciting Staff Support

Implications for Other Jurisdictions

Department of Juvenile Justice, Palm Beach County, FL: Expanding the Victim Component

Overview of the Palm Beach County Restorative Justice Effort

Palm Beach County Within the Context of the Larger Balanced and Restorative Justice Effort

Case Study: Expanding the Victim Component

Implications for Other Jurisdictions

Community Intensive Supervision Project (CISP), Allegheny County Juvenile Court Services, Pittsburgh, PA: Involvement of the Community

Overview of CISP

CISP Within the Context of the Larger Balanced and Restorative Justice Effort

CISP Strengths Related to the Balanced and Restorative Justice Approach

Case Study: Building Links With Neighborhoods and Community Residents

Implications for Other Jurisdictions

Bumps in the Road: Issues and Challenges

Appendixes

Appendix A: For More Information

Appendix B: Deschutes County Department of Community Justice Position Description

Appendix C: Sample Disposition C

The Balanced and Restorative Justice Project is supported by a grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to Florida Atlantic University and is a joint project of the Center for Restorative Justice and Mediation at the University of Minnesota School of Social Work and Florida Atlantice University. This document was prepared under grant number 95-JN-FX-0024

Points of view or opinions expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of OJJDP or the U.S. Department of Justice.

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office for Victims of Crime.


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