Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

Elicit input from staff to ensure both consensus

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Unformatted text preview: key decision makers (e.g., judges, prosecutors) as an alternative to the current retributive philosophy and individual treatment mission and must begin the effort to build consensus around core underlying values. Elicit input from staff to ensure both consensus about the model, as well as about specific priorities for changing focus. Assign leadership roles to various staff on subcommittees that are formed to ensure involvement of each of the three groups and that policies and practices change to meet their needs. From these initial efforts, leaders can seek support for new pilot initiatives to demonstrate the effectiveness of the model. (5) Identify at least one “grass roots” victim advocacy organization and/or several individual victims of juvenile crime who can become active sponsors and partners in the overall effort to implement a Balanced and Restorative Justice model. The presence of victims in the overall project is vital precisely because victims are so removed and absent from the current offender-driven juvenile justice system. Victims will also be important partn...
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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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