Implementing Balanced and Restorative Justice

Implementing Balanced and Restorative Justice: A Guide for Law Enforcement Officers


Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority


Jessica Ashley and Phillip Stevenso

"This publication is one in a series of guides designed to assist in the statewide promotion of balanced and restorative justice. BARJ is a philosophy of justice that can guide the work of individuals who deal with juvenile offenders, their victims, and the communities in which they live. Implementing balanced and restorative justice: A guide for law enforcement officers is specifically designed to provide practical BARJ strategies that can be utilized by law enforcement officers on a daily basis. A variety of juvenile justice practitioners provided guidance during the development of this guide to make it applicable to the work of law enforcement agencies and individual police officers."

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