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Restorative Justice at Work: Juvenile Parole Board

Grenfell, Dale Mary
June 4, 2015

Source: (2003) Beyond Just Us. A newsletter published by the Forum on Restorative Community Justice. Spring/Summer 2003. Pp. 13.

In this article, Dale Mary Grenfell profiles the work of the Colorado State Juvenile Parole Board. The parole board itself does not have a restorative justice policy. Nevertheless, according to Herb Covey, vice chair of the parole board, the board does what it can to operate in a manner consistent with restorative justice. For example, the parole board tries to ensure that victims’ rights are represented, and that offenders entering parole status outside of prison understand and acknowledge the impact of their actions on those who have been harmed. One way this is done through this parole board, as described by Grenfell in this report, is to have victims attend parole hearings.


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