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Restorative juvenile justice legislation and policy: A national assessement

While the modern day restorative justice movement continues to evolve at the state and community levels, jurisdictions have addressed juvenile justice system concerns with policy and legislative agendas. These actions have lead to a response to juvenile crime and established a balance between the needs of victims, offenders and community. This article serves as an update of the research completed by the author (O’Brien, 1999), who found that a majority of states had incorporated restorative justice language in legislation, policy, mission or program. Three states are also identified as model implementation states. (from the article)

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