Source: (1999) Washington: Office of Justice Programs, US Department of Justice. Dowloaded 20 January 2005.

In 1999 the Bureau of Justice Assistance (U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs) sponsored a significant conference or National Partnership Meeting entitled “Working Together for Peace and Justice in the 21st Century.â€? Held April 6 to 8 in Washington, D.C., the conference featured 200 speakers, 56 workshops and plenary sessions, and more than 1,100 participants from the United States, U.S. Territories, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Canada, and Australia. Participants celebrated accomplishments in crime control and crime prevention; and they shared information on a variety of criminal justice programs, innovations, issues, and trends. This document provides a summary of workshops from the conference, transcripts of keynote speakers, and contact information for conference presenters. The major topics under which workshops were organized are these: community partnerships for justice; creating system balance; and building a comprehensive justice system. Of particular note for those interested in restorative justice are many of the workshops under the topic of community partnerships for justice. The subjects of these workshops include, but are not limited to, the following: the nature of community justice; community ownership of crime problems and solutions; the role of youth in community justice; community policing; children of incarcerated parents; restorative justice from the victim’s perspective; strengthening and sustaining community partnerships; best practices in crime prevention; and tribal and non-tribal issues in law enforcement.

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