The Legacy Of Community Justice

Edited By: Sandra Pavelka, PhD., Anne Seymour, & Barry Stuart


This book is a tribute to the late Dennis “Denny” Michael Maloney. Under Dennis’ leadership, Deschutes County’s (Bend, OR), Juvenile Justice System became a national model for community justice. As Dr. Pavelka notes, “[t]he county’s success at charting the course of national trends serves as an inspiration for other local communities…” (p. 37).

Throughout all eleven chapters, the reader is introduced to current justice reforms, the thinking which underlies some of those reforms, and to whom Dennis Maloney, the charismatic and tenacious impetus behind many of these reforms, was.

  • ISBN: 978-0-9811518-8-5
    Price: $32.00
    Binding: Paperback
    Date: 2013
    Rights: World
    Size: 8″ x 11″

  • Table of Contents

    Peer Reviews
    Emma Antrobus, PhD (The University of Queensland)
    Gordon Bazemore, PhD (Florida Atlantic University)
    Sarah Bennett, PhD (The University of Queensland)
    Donald Owen Costello (Chief Judge, Coquille Indian Tribal Court)
    Diane Crocker, PhD (Saint Mary’s University)
    John George Hansen, PhD (University of Saskatchewan)
    Gerry Johnstone, PhD (University of Hull)
    Brenda Morrison, PhD (Simon Fraser University)
    Daniel Van Ness, JD,LLM (Prison Fellowship International)
    Carolyn Boyes-Watson (Suffolk University)
    Howard Zehr, PhD (Eastern Mennonite University)


    Maloney Family Credo
    By:Dennis Maloney


    Tribute – Dennis Maloney

    1 Let’s Talk About This as We Fish
    By: Mark Carey

    Tribute – Mark Carey

    2 The End of Probation and the Beginning of Community Justice Perspectives
    By: Dennis Maloney, Gordon Bazemore, & Joe Hudson

    Tribute – Liz Elliott

    3 A Small Place Making A big Impact: Deschutes County’s Mark on Juvenile Justice
    By: Sandra O’Brien

    Tribute – Donald Costello

    4 Bringing Justice Back to the Community
    By: Sandra O’Brien, Dennis Maloney, Donald Costello, & Dale Landry

    Tribute – Janelle M. Cleary

    5 Doing Good: Service and the Transformation of Criminal Justice Intervention
    By: Dennis Maloney & Sandra O’Brien

    Tribute – Jim Anderson

    6 Pennsylvania’s Progress in Balanced and Restorative Justice
    By: Sandra Pavelka & Doug Thomsa

    Tribute – Sharon English

    7 Victim-Centered Restorative Justice: What I Learned from Dennis Maloney
    By: Anne Seymour

    Tribute – Anne Seymour

    8 Making Peace: Communities Responding to Victims of Violent Crime
    By: Susan Russell

    Tribute – Eric Gilman

    9 The Three R’s of Reentry
    By: Joseph Lehman, Trudy Gregorie, Dennis Maloney, Susan Russell, Anne Seymour, & Carol Shapiro

    Tribute – Howard Zehr

    10 Restorative Juvenile Justice Legislation and Policy: A National Assessment
    By: Sandra Pavelka

    Tribute – Barry Stuart

    11 The Unfinished Dreams of a Pioneering Giant
    By: Barry Stuart

    About the Authors

  • Sandra Pavelka, PhD., Anne Seymour, & Barry Stuart

    Sandra Pavelka, PhD is Director of the Institute for Youth and Justice Studies, an Editor with the International Journal of Restorative Justice, and an Associate Professor within the Department of Public Affairs at Florida Gulf Coast University.

    Anne Seymour is Director of Justice Solutions in Washington D.C.

    Barry Stuart is Chief Judge of the Territorial Court of the Yukon (Ret.).

  • Dennis was most-of-all known as someone who could pull people together around a cause. His cause was to create and design alternatives to incarceration for both youth and adults. He saw the big picture that had little to do with law-breaking and programs theoretically designed to “help” people. Dennis had the knack for designing interventions strategies with offenders that challenged them to be better citizens, and often reconnected them to their communities. He saw what was good in each person and demonstrated that some of the toughest offenders could indeed become helpers and mentors to others. The Legacy of Community Justice is not simply a book, it is a vehicle through which to both get to know who Dennis was and to see his remarkable and lasting influence in action.

    Gordon Bazemore, PhD

    Florida Atlantic University

    The articles and stories collected in e Legacy of Community Justice, and their esteemed authors, can be seen as spokes on a wheel with Dennis Maloney at its hub. Dennis pulled together a wide range of research and human experience. He connected many of us who still practice in the field of community justice. His strength helps to bind these ideas, and us, together, as we roll along now after his passing, into the future.

    Donald Owen Costello

    Chief Judge, Coquille Indian Tribal Court

    Reading this book provoked me into thinking hard about how it is possible to change our basic public policies and institutions. How does one transform our existing pattern of viewing and handling criminal wrongdoing into something more in tune with our needs and values? The book points to three broad conditions of change. First, there must be some widespread sense that the existing way of thinking and acting is unsustainable. Second, there has to be an image of an alternative which is at the same time visionary and realistic. Third, motivational leaders are required: people who can persuade others at all levels – from politicians in the highest places to ordinary citizens concerned for their communities – to work fervently towards the alternative. The Legacy of Community Justice both celebrates and takes forward the work of such a leader: Dennis Maloney.

    Gerry Johnstone, PhD

    University of Hull

    There are really two subjects of this collection of articles. One is community justice, which continues to exert influence in the juvenile and criminal justice fields. The second and more important one is Dennis (Denny) Maloney who was an influential, charismatic, larger-than-life leader in the restorative and community justice movement until his untimely death in 2007. What emerges from this collection is the picture of a remarkable man. It is a tribute to the legacy of Dennis Maloney.

    Danile Van Ness, JD,LLM

    Prison Fellowship International

    The Legacy of Community Justice is a tribute to Dennis Maloney but, fittingly, it is much more. It is a book to inspire and guide those of us who are interested in healing our own communities.

    Howard Zehr, PhD

    Eastern Mennonite University