Source: (1997) Corrections Today 59 (June): 78-80.

Describing the challenges of juvenile crime, Simms maintains that the juvenile justice system must involve the full participation of all sectors of the community if it is to bring about significant, durable reduction in juvenile crime. The article contains a description of efforts in Maryland to refocus the juvenile justice from punishment to restorative justice. These efforts aim for sanctions that balance three key goals: public safety and community protection; offender accountability; and competency and character development.