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NCJ Number: 244068 Find in a Library
Title: Implementing Balanced and Restorative Justice: A Guide for Law Enforcement Officers
Author(s): Jessica Ashley; Phillip Stevenson
Corporate Author: Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
United States of America
Date Published: May 2006
Page Count: 28
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
Chicago, IL 60606
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 02-DB-BX-0017; 01-JB-BX-0017G
Sale Source: Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
300 West Adams Street
Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60606
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Handbook
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This guide for law enforcement officers presents information for implementing balanced and restorative justice for juveniles throughout the State of Illinois.
Abstract: This guide from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority presents information for law enforcement officers for implementing balanced and restorative justice (BARJ) for juveniles throughout the State of Illinois. The goals of the guide are threefold: 1) to promote compliance among those working in juvenile justice in Illinois with the State’s policy on BARJ outlined in the Juvenile Court Act; 2) to improve the response to juvenile conflict and crime by increasing the knowledge and understanding of BARJ by juvenile justice professionals, agencies, communities and their members; and 3) to offer strategies, programs, and practices that incorporate the values and principles of BARJ. The guide begins with a discussion of BARJ, listing the principles of restorative justice and the benefits of BARJ. This is followed by a section on the community justice movement and another section that discusses putting BARJ into practice in law enforcement. The final section of the guide highlights BARJ practices that are available and can be implemented by law enforcement officers. It is noted that the intent of this guide is to further the knowledge, understanding, and practice of balance and restorative justice among law enforcement personnel. Tables, notes, and appendix
Main Term(s): Restorative Justice
Index Term(s): Illinois; Juvenile justice policies; Juvenile justice reform; Juvenile justice standards; Police juvenile relations; Police juvenile relations training; State juvenile justice systems
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