Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

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Unformatted text preview: esources to be used in other parts of the system. * Source: Pranis, K. (1993). “Restorative justice: Back to the future in criminal justice.” Council, Minneapolis, MN. Balanced and Restorative Justice for Juveniles 17 Working paper, Minnesota Citizens C. A Three-Dimensional Focus: Balancing Victim, Offender, and Community Needs Viewing victims, communities, and offenders as “customers” implies a different way of thinking for juvenile justice professionals. As used in this document, a “customer” is someone who receives a service from the system and whose needs are therefore important. In addition, from a restorative justice perspective, the term customer implies an individual or group that should be actively involved as a participant in the system rather than simply a passive recipient of service or an object of system intervention. Ultimately, system outcomes and performance measures should also be linked to measurable change in the situation and quality of life of these customers. Restoring Victims. Why victims? Isn't it too much to ask of juvenile justice professionals to be concerned with the needs of victims and to...
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