Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

A competency development approach on the other hand

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Unformatted text preview: nterpersonal problems are judged to be solved through participation in therapeutic or remedial interventions. A competency development approach, on the other hand, assumes that most offenders with the right supervision and support can begin immediate involvement in some valued activity. Moreover, a competency development strategy would give priority to those capacities which improve a young person's ability to be productive and effective at tasks and activities which are viewed as important by Balanced and Restorative Justice for Juveniles 27 conventional groups in their own communities. It should also address needed changes in the capacity of community groups and agencies to accommodate diversity, reintegrate offenders and build on emerging offender strengths and should attempt to build family skills and resources. Performance Objectives. Contrary to the individual treatment model, from a competency development perspective, the primary and initial change sought in the offender is increased bonding to conventional groups and increased acceptance by these groups and the community generally. Although improvements in self-image are viewed as an important change in the offender, visible offender participation in productive...
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