Source: (1999) Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and St. Paul, Minnesota: The Balanced and Restorative Justice Project. A partnership between the Community Justice Institute (Florida Atlantic University) and the Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking (University of Minnesota)

The purpose of this paper is to provide a rationale for engaging community members and crime victims in the juvenile justice process, discuss the role of the community in various aspects of the response to youth crime (ensuring accountability, reintegrating offenders), describe the new relationship between communities and juvenile justice systems that appears to be emerging in conjunction with restorative justice initiatives, and discuss specific strategies for involving community that have proved effective in various settings.

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