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A Vision for Community Juvenile Justice

Bazemore, Gordon
June 4, 2015

Source: (1998) Juvenile and Family Court Journal. 49(4): 55-87.

The agenda suggests that juvenile justice is best served when there is a balanced response to multiple needs of citizens, offenders, and victims, and this balanced response is referred to as community justice. The agenda has three parts: (1) context for the intervention model–values and assumptions underlying the model and client/stakeholder roles of victims, offenders, and communities in community justice; (2) content of the intervention mission for juvenile justice based on new ways of sanctioning youth crime, enhancing public safety, and reintegrating offenders; and (3) design of structural components that determine the juvenile justice system and juvenile courts. The focus of the agenda is on retributive and restorative responses to crime, balance in juvenile justice interventions, offender accountability, rehabilitation, public safety, and community building.


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