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Project Objectives

pecific project objectives included the following:

Provide crime victims with greater understanding of juvenile court policies and procedures, including rationales for due process, confidentiality, and determination of restitution amounts.

Provide judges with insight into the victim experience in juvenile court and ideas for improving juvenile court responsiveness to victims' needs and opportunities for involvement.

Encourage collaboration and dialogue among judges to analyze system constraints and identify solutions to achieve effective victim involvement.

Recommend solutions to issues such as confidentiality in juvenile cases, inconsistency in restitution orders, and lack of information about case status.

Provide a rich source of information about opportunities for victim advocacy at both local and national levels.

Identify sources of support for and resistance to restorative justice practices, including obstacles to implementation by judges and victims.

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Victims, Judges, and Juvenile Court Reform
Through Restorative Justice
October 2000
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