Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

Families and family support groups as well as mentors

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Unformatted text preview: eir meaning and effectiveness from the involvement of victims and the community and are likely to be meaningless and ineffective without such involvement. Families and family support groups, as well as mentors and other adults in the community, will play critical roles in supporting offenders in their efforts to be accountable for the harm to victims and community; families may themselves be held accountable to some degree for the harm caused by their offspring and also participate in and facilitate the reparative process. Competency Development Roles. Although it is the community--and community institutions such as schools and employers--that must allow for and facilitate the reintegrative process necessary for rehabilitation, ironically, most staff focus treatment efforts on changing the behavior of individual youth. In doing so, they ignore the need for change in institutions and adult behavior that limit reintegration and bonding of delinquent youth. In the Balanced and Restorative Justice model, a competency development approach would require that offenders, families and other co...
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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 University, Atlanta.

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