Source: (1998) Regent University Law Review 10, Spring 1998.

This article examines and advocates the "Balanced and Restorative Justice" model for juvenile justice. The authors begin by discussing the relationship between true justice and moral justice as they pertain to the juvenile justice system. True justice, according to the authors, cannot exist without a moral framework. This moral framework must include consideration of all who "have been impacted by the delinquent behavior." Because the Balanced Approach considers such objectives as personal accountability, competency development, and community protection, the authors conclude that it offers the most promising model for achieving true justice.