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A recent re-authorization bill (HR 2215) sent to Congress provides funding to states that support programs that emphasize Ã¢Â€Âœthe moral accountability of an offender toward the victim and the affected communityÃ¢Â€Â¦Ã¢Â€? Juvenile justice programs have received federal grants to start victim-offender dialogue programs. These grants are awarded in 12-month increments for no more than three years. The programs that use the grants hope to reduce risk factors associated with juveniles and decrease behavioural problems.
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