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
(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...
View Full Document
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.
- Spring '10