Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

A third approach which is advocated in this document

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Unformatted text preview: rgue that the juvenile court has proven itself incapable of protecting the rights of juveniles. Many youth advocates have argued, on the other hand, that efforts to revitalize the individual treatment mission by improving treatment programs, providing better needs assessment and case management, and enhancing funding should be the primary focus (Krisberg, 1988; Palmer, 1992; McAllair, 1993). A third approach, which is advocated in this document, is based on the assumption that the juvenile court and juvenile justice system can best be preserved and improved by adopting a new, more inclusive mission and framework for intervention that addresses sanctioning and public safety needs and promotes a more viable approach to rehabilitation and offender reintegration (Bazemore and Washington, 1995; Bazemore and Cruise, 1995; Maloney, Romig and Armstrong, 1988). 3. Ibid, note 2. 4. The terms “client” and “customer,” are used interchangeably throughout this document in reference to victims, offenders, and communities. Althoug...
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