Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

Competency is essentially the capacity to do

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Unformatted text preview: that offenders “exit the system more capable of being productive and responsible in the community.” “Competency” is essentially the capacity to do something well that others value. Competency development would therefore emphasize the need for a broader concern with maturational development and for programs and practices which help young offenders acquire skills which allow them to survive and thrive in conventional communities. Values and Assumptions. While individual treatment is based on an assumption of the need to identify deficits and dysfunctions and to provide remedial help, the more preventive and proactive competency development intervention strategy focuses first on identifying individual, family and community strengths and resources. Families and other conventional adults in the offender's community would be viewed as essential resources in this process and would be engaged in efforts to increase offender competency as well as in efforts to ensure accountability and public safety. Essentially, the treatment model encourages a view of young offenders as incapable of positive, productive behavior until the offenders' personal and i...
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2011 for the course CRJU 4230 taught by Professor Derekallen during the Spring '10 term at Georgia State.

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