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Past methods of probation and parole supervision have largely relied on caseworkers who monitor their "clients" as well as they can. But, as numbers of "clients" increase, studies indicate that this model is ineffectual. The time has come to significantly rethink the approaches to community supervision. This book addresses the specific ways of achieving these goals by presenting six case studies of probation programs that represent a practical side of the community justice ideal. What emerges is a provocative and enlightening new approach to the problems of probation and parole.
Chapter One: Ventura County and the Theory of Community Justice
Ventura County and the Theory of Community Justice
On a hot summer day in Oxnard, California, 17-year-old Julio1 stole a car and committed a hit and run. Julio's childhood was not easy—his mom had abandoned him at birth, and Julio had a history of drug and alcohol problems—but this was the first time he ...