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Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

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Unformatted text preview: lition - These two projects of the Deschutes County, Oregon Department of Community Corrections are examples of an ongoing effort by the agency director to expand on the “corrections as a resource” theme by utilizing adult and juvenile probationers and parolees to accomplish a variety of human service and public works tasks. In these projects, which the director has described as examples of “community service on its highest plane,” young offenders have worked with volunteer builders and carpenters to construct a homeless shelter (after raising money for materials) and a domestic abuse crisis center. Offenders completed community service hours in a way that provided an important long-term benefit to their community, taught them lessons about the needs of other citizens (including those victimized by violent abuse), provided an opportunity for skill development and positive interaction with conventional adults, and ensured that offenders' time on community supervision was occupied for s...
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