Balanced and Restorative Justice

The Balanced and Restorative Justice (BARJ) program is a national initiative that gives priority to repairing the harm done to crime victims and the community by defining offender accountability. The BARJ program operates on three principals; providing balanced attention to the protection of the community, the obligation of accountability for offenses committed, and the development of competencies to enable youth to become responsible and productive members of the community.This is accomplished through youth accountability and competency, and community protection. Juvenile offenders are held accountable for their criminal actions through developing impact statements, writing apology letters to their victims, attending victim awareness classes, and restoring justice to victims through community service and/or restitution work.

If you have an upcoming community service project or are in need of volunteers, please contact the BARJ coordinator at 724.458.9330 x3131.

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