Crime Prevention and Community Safety

, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp 57–62 | Cite as

A Letter from the Netherlands: Recent Initiatives in Community Justice

  • Hans Boutellier
Research Article


This paper deals with the development, background and future of the project ‘Justice in the Community’. The first JIB (Justitie in de buurt) office opened in February 1997. Since then, the project has rapidly developed from a concept in its early stages to a physical reality, and there are now eight local offices.


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© Palgrave Macmillan 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Boutellier
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  1. 1.Department of Criminology and Penal Law at the Free University (Vrije Universiteit)Amsterdam

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