Source: (1999) Washington, DC: US Dept of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention United States.

The idea behind Balanced and Restorative Justice (BARJ) is that of a broader juvenile court mission that includes victims, offenders and their communities as clients of the justice system, with legitimate claims on its attention and resources. The document describes: (1) BARJ fundamentals; (2) judicial leadership and BARJ; (3) where BARJ came from; (4) organizational self-assessment to determine the extent to which juvenile justice agencies and systems have embraced BARJ principles; (5) restorative justice sanctions; (6) protecting the community; (7) special considerations for rural courts; (8) evaluating BARJ initiatives; and (9) supporting one another’s leadership.

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