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Community Justice: Towards Justice System Reform.

O'Brien, Sandra
June 4, 2015

Source: (2004) Paper presented at Persistently Safe Schools: The National Conference of the Hamilton Fish Institute on School and Community Violence. Downloaded 31 October 2005.

Community justice has emerged as a social movement for justice reform. This approach empowers the
community to prevent and resolve problems once thought to be the primary responsibility of the justice
system. Community justice has captured the interest of a growing number of practitioners, academics, and
policymakers for its promise to “do justiceâ€? differently and better, as well as its model for systemic, rather
than simply programmatic, juvenile justice reform. It has the potential to become a profoundly influential
social movement throughout the world in the 21st century. Author’s abstract.


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