Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

Balanced and restorative justice for juveniles 37 c

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Unformatted text preview: mmunity-based supervision programs such as home detention and intensive supervision are being operated in such a way that public safety in ensured. Balanced and Restorative Justice for Juveniles 37 C. Benefits of Community Involvement Why Involve the Community? • Some may argue that community members are resistant to involvement in the justice system or that most citizens are not appropriately trained to participate in sanctioning, rehabilitative, or protective functions. In part, the apathy and noninvolvement of citizens in current juvenile justice efforts can be attributed to a growing cynicism about the system's commitment to their needs. The new mission, and the implementation of balanced and restorative policies and practices reinforce traditional values about justice, communities and youth development. As citizens recognize changes in the system, they should increasingly understand the benefits of their own involvement. As citizens increase their participation, the strength, resources, and credibility of the system are also exp...
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