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Perspectives on the Community Justice Process in Deschutes County, Oregon: Summary of Community Interviews Conducted October – November 1997

Community & Justice Solutions, Jim
June 4, 2015

Source: (1998) Washington, D.C.: National Institute of Corrections, Community Corrections Division. Downloaded 10 February 2005.

Community & Justice Solutions initiated its collaboration with Deschutes County and
NIC by conducting structured interviews with 85 Deschutes County community
members and policymakers. Through this interview process, CJS intended not only to
document the change process in Deschutes County, but also to provide County leaders
with the opportunity to reflect on current conditions, their history of progress, and the
challenges ahead as they consider the next steps in establishing a community justice
system. The interviewees, who represent a broad cross-section of roles and interests,
were asked about the concept and practice of community justice, where it stands today
in Deschutes County, their vision for their community, strengths and weaknesses in the
implementation of community justice, and what needs to happen next. Though a range
of knowledge and opinion was expressed, distinct and consistent patterns emerged
that are discussed in the body of this report. (excerpt)


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