Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

Fear in the community often is based on perceptions

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Unformatted text preview: ected to increase (see Sidebar); in turn goals of safety, competency development, and reparation/accountability are more likely to be achieved. • • • • • Fear in the community often is based on perceptions rather than actual risk. Greater community involvement will dispel myths and reduce unwarranted fear of juveniles which isolates youth from conventional adults. In many cases the community is better able to monitor offenders than juvenile justice professionals. Increased community involvement will result in greater community understanding and stronger community support for the system. Community involvement in assuring accountability for delinquent behavior helps affirm community norms for acceptable behavior. Community involvement increases awareness of the harm delinquency causes to the community fabric as well as understanding of the underlying problems which might be addressed through prevention. Community involvement creates connections in the community which can offer support to juveniles that can continue after they leave the system. Community support is essential f...
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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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