Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

Develop an independent victim advisory committee for

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Unformatted text preview: ers and political allies in the reform process and will provide meaningful input into the development of rehabilitative and public safety policies and practices -- as well as sanctioning processes aimed at restoration. Develop an independent victim advisory committee for the reform effort. (6) Cultivate ownership and sponsorship of specific projects by conventional community institutions such as employers, victims' groups and civic organizations. To ensure that projects and activities will be viewed as meaningful, ask these sponsors for ideas about projects important to them. Avoid the standard juvenile justice coalitions limited to youth “with problems.” Seek commitment from organizations with “clout” that can influence conventional growth and development of youth (e.g., through work, education) rather than treatment organizations (e.g., mental health, drug abuse) and service providers. Cultivate victims and members of victim support groups as leaders and spokespersons for restorative approaches. Involve these groups in a community advisor...
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