Balanced and Restorative Justice (BARJ)

Bucks County Juvenile Probation embodies the goals of balanced and restorative justice, which gives crime victims, the community, and juvenile offenders balanced attention and tangible benefits from their interactions with Pennsylvania’s juvenile justice system.

Community protection

Community Protection refers to the right of all Pennsylvania citizens to be and feel safe from crimes.

Victim restoration

Victim Restoration emphasizes that, in Pennsylvania, a juvenile who commits a crime harms the victim of the crime and the community, and thereby incurs an obligation to repair that harm to the greatest extent possible.

Youth Redemption

Youth Redemption embodies the belief that juvenile offenders in Pennsylvania have strengths, are capable of change, can earn redemption, and can become responsible and productive members of their communities.