Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

Delinquent youth involved in competency development

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Unformatted text preview: ntial learning by reinforcing behavioral skill acquisition and are thus part of a holistic agenda for competency development. Delinquent youth involved in competency development interventions could also receive counseling or other more traditional treatment and services as needed to address personal and interpersonal problems and provide needed support and assistance. However, these services would be provided as support for productive engagement of young offenders rather than as an end in themselves. Balanced and Restorative Justice for Juveniles 28 Table V Rehabilitative Intervention: Competency Development vs. Individual Treatment Current System Balanced/Restorative System (The Individual Treatment Model) (The Competency Development Model) Primary and initial focus on identifying deficits and on developing ameliorative approaches to correct problems; youth defined as in need of services or treatment; delinquency viewed as a “symptom” of underlying disturbance or deficit; delinquents as incapable of productive, rational action without therapeutic intervention. Primary and initial focus on identifying strengths and building on the positive; youth and families viewed as resources; youth assumed competent and having capacity for positive action; preventive and proactive; emphasis on change in community institutions and adult, as well as youth, behavior; offenders learn best by doing; counseling as support for active enga...
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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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