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Juvenile Justice Journal, Volume III, Number 1 (Community-Based Juvenile Justice Issue)
(NCJ 161410) December 1996
OJJDP Juvenile Justice Journal, Journal, 39 page(s)
Presents articles describing community-based efforts to institute restorative justice measures and to provide aftercare services to juvenile offenders. In "Restoring the Balance: Juvenile and Community Justice," Gordon Bazemore and Susan Day provide valuable insights into balanced and restorative justice. Decrying the failure of traditional treatment and criminalized retributive models to restore public confidence in the juvenile justice system, the authors advocate an alternative, community-oriented system that involves citizens in setting clear limits on antisocial behavior and establishing appropriate consequences for juvenile offenders. OJJDP's Intensive Community-Based Aftercare Programs (IAP) initiative, launched in 1988, helps correctional agencies enhance aftercare, commonly regarded as one of the weak links in the juvenile justice system. In "Aftercare Not Afterthought: Testing the IAP Model," coprincipal investigators David Altschuler and Troy Armstrong describe the implementation of the initiative. A third article, "Using Satellite Teleconferencing," describes OJJDP's efforts to employ state-of-the-art strategies to train and inform all levels of the juvenile justice, child welfare, and law enforcement communities about critical issues affecting America's youth.
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