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Unformatted text preview: rest to the state, accountability is
fundamentally to victims rather than to the state. As such, accountability prescribes an obligation
or responsibility of the offender to actively, as much as possible by his/her own efforts, restore
those that have been harmed or wronged; to the extent the community is an indirect victim, work
service, or other forms of payback are appropriate once the direct victim has received reparation.
Victims and community members can play an active role in holding young offenders
accountable through mediation, victim awareness classes and victim impact panels, mentoring
and other projects. In no case is restorative accountability defined as confinement or restriction of
offenders for punitive reasons. Balanced and Restorative Justice for Juveniles 23 Table III
Sanctioning: Restorative vs. Retributive Accountability Current System
(Retributive Punishment) Balanced and Restorative System
(Restorative Accountability) Values and
Assumptions Accountability is to the system
and is defined as the offender
taking punishment. Accountabil...
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