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Community Protection

The Community Protection principle of Balanced and Restorative Justice asserts that the public has a right to be and feel safe from crime. Community protection occurs when the juvenile justice system effectively identifies, manages, and minimizes the risk of continued crime and delinquency from known juvenile offenders. The juvenile justice system has an obligation to protect the community and must have a wide range of supervision and control options that correspond to an offender’s risk in order to preserve order.