Sponsored by the Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Department of Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, US Dept. of Health and Human Services, Eastern Kentucky University, Training Resource Center  and Screened Images Multimedia (SIM)

Balanced and Restorative Justice Thursday, June 28, 2001 
from 1:30 PM -3:30 PM EDT

Broadcast Objectives

To register for the videoconference, please click here.

Historically, when a crime is committed, juvenile justice professionals focus on who did it, what laws were broken, and what should be done to punish or treat the offender. This approach ignores the needs of the two parties most affected by the crime: the victim and the community in which the crime was committed. Balanced and restorative justice (BARJ) provides a new way of thinking about and responding to crime by emphasizing a fundamental fact: crime damages people, communities and relationships. As a vision for systemic juvenile justice reform, restorative justice suggests that the response to youth crime must also strike a balance among the needs of victims, offenders and communities and that each should be actively involved, to the greatest extent possible, in the justice process.

 Broadcast Objectives  

This national satellite videoconference will highlight some of the key principles involved in the balanced and restorative justice model and provide guidance to agencies that want to design and implement such a model. Diverse strategies that are thought to lead to successful implementation of restorative practices, including, for example, leadership, programs and policies, staff roles, allocation of resources, and use of information will be discussed. In addition, the videoconference will feature three jurisdictions that are implementing restorative justice programs, and representatives of those programs will be available to discuss their successes and to answer participantsí questions.


This videoconference is designed to be viewed by juvenile justice professionals including judges, attorneys, law enforcement and youth service providers as well as clergy, teachers, community leaders and policymakers.

  For more information, please go to www.juvenilenet.org or contact Jenny McWilliams at 859-622-6671 or via email at ekujjtap@aol.com.

To register for the videoconference, please click here.

Video Rights
You are encouraged to videotape the broadcast for use as a future resource.  No rights are reserved by OJJDP or its contractors, the Juvenile Justice Telecommunications Assistance Project (JJTAP).  This broadcast will be closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.

The Juvenile Justice Teleconference Website
email: ekujjtap@aol.com
For More information, please contact:
Jenny McWilliams at 859-622-6671

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