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Parole Officers' Perceptions of Juvenile Offenders Within a Balanced and Restorative Model of Justice

Volume 64 Number 1
June 2000

The authors designed and implemented a Balanced and Restorative Justice Evaluation Screen (BARJES) to be completed by parole officers working with juvenile offenders. The BARJES quantifies and measures the parole officers' perceptions of juvenile offenders on their caseloads within the context of Balanced and Restorative Justice. The study demonstrates that reliable and valid rating instruments can be developed to predict youth outcomes and monitor the implementation of juvenile justice.