Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

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Unformatted text preview: tion directed through schools, religious groups, and other community agencies would be expanded and supported (see Sidebar on pg. 23). Using community guardians to assist parents in support of completion of restorative requirements, as well as in monitoring youth under court supervision, has also been tried successfully in some jurisdictions. Partnerships with community police officers can improve juvenile justice capacity to manage risks in high crime neighborhoods, reduce fear of youth crime, and even accomplish other restorative goals. An immediate challenge for jurisdictions wishing to implement a balanced approach to community protection is to develop a progressive response system which specifies the range of sanctions and risk management requirements appropriate to offenders based on objective risk assessment. Such a system would also clearly articulate a range of preferred, intermediate consequences for failure to comply with conditions of supervision. Second, preventing reoffending while the offender is on community supervision should begin with a strategic focus on free time, or hours available fo...
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