Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

Increasing the restorative value of accountability

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Unformatted text preview: responsibility for social conditions which impact offender behavior. Increasing the Restorative Value of Accountability Sanctioning • • • • • • • Dispositional Options Restitution with direct input from victim Community service with victim input Personal assistance for the victim Victim offender mediation with trained community volunteers (when appropriate) Victim impact panels Victim offender groups in correctional facilities Victim offender groups in the community or intervention teams which meet with offenders to discuss impact of crime, expectations for making amends and reintegration Performance Objectives. Currently, “success” in juvenile court sanctioning seems to be measured by how much punishment was inflicted on the offender. In contrast, performance objectives for the goal of restorative accountability are driven by the needs of victims for material and emotional restoration and involvement, and simultaneously, the need for offenders to understand the cons...
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