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doing everything within their power to minimize risks that the offender may pose. For some
offenders, ensuring public safety will almost inevitably mean reliance on residential confinement
for some period of time. For most, however, it will mean that intensive efforts should be made
to develop alternative systems to ensure that offenders can be managed safely in their
communities. Since youth on community supervision represent the greatest immediate risk to
public safety, a balanced approach to community protection would require an increase in
resources designated to ensuring strengthened supervision for offenders on probation and those
exiting residential programs. Finally, the greatest resource for enhancing public safety is the
community itself, thus a key value in restorative model would be to direct juvenile justice
resources toward improving the ability of schools, churches, families, and other institutions to
prevent crime and guard against victimization.
Performance Objectives. A balanced approach to community protection would demand that
public safety goals must not be achieved at the expense of meeting competency development...
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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.
- Spring '10