Source: (1994) Ft. Lauderdale, FL: Florida Atlantic University, 32p.

Current approaches in juvenile justice, based on a retributive philosophical framework and the individual treatment mission, have failed to satisfy basic needs of victims, the community and the juveniles themselves. The juvenile justice system should be guided by a restorative philosophy and a balanced approach mission which requires attention to making amends to victims and the community, increasing offender competencies and protecting the public, through processes in which offenders, victims and the community are all active participants. Issues in implementing this new approach are discussed.